Gardening in Altadena Meadows - FineGardening

Gardening in Altadena Meadows – FineGardening

Right now we’re in Altadena Meadows, California, visiting Andrea Donnellan’s lovely backyard. It is a area she created with designer Arturo Pedroza. He designed the backyard and positioned the preliminary vegetation. This developed right into a gardening partnership over time. When her son was little, they laid a garden after which transformed it into essentially the most water-responsible backyard there may be now.

Yearly, Andrea sows wildflower seeds, and plentiful California winter rains have turned the backyard into a colourful tremendous bloom.

California poppy leaves (Eschscholzia Californiaannual) fill the backyard with brilliant orange, complementing the purple flowers of lavender (lavender stoechasZones 7–9).

big dinosaur statue in a meadow gardenThe backyard’s resident dinosaur can also be having fun with the superbloom.

another view of dinosaur statue among orange poppiesPoppies are completely gorgeous.

close-up of three orange California poppiesCalifornia poppies are native to the west coast of North America, however thrive as annuals in lots of gardens. There are curated shapes in a variety of colours, however the authentic brilliant orange is difficult to beat.

purple daisies next to small blue flowersAndrea first planted African daisies (Osteospermum hybrid, Zones 10–11 or grown as an annual) in entrance of the home, and now volunteers all through the park. Within the foreground are the fragile blue flowers of child blue eyes native to California (nemophila menziesiiYearly).

close-up of purple african daisy flowersA more in-depth have a look at African daisy flowers.

close-up of small low-growing pink flowersRosea purple iceplant (Drosanthemum floribundum, Zones 10–11) was planted almost three a long time in the past and continues to be including lovely shade to the hillside.

wide view of water meadow garden at sunsetThis water backyard consists of many natives, in addition to being a really lovely area.

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