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Landscaping and gardening in the Bay Area. The 2012 fall gardening season is happening, we have had plenty of dry weather and we could use an autumn shower. The Bayarea and Eastbay landscaping and gardening season can stretch year round and summer months are always the busiest time to meet with contractors and landscapers. This fall looks to be a busy season as bay area houses are selling at an accelerated pace. We have seen some amazing gardens this year on the eastbay garden club tour and the diversity of plants and gardens keeps growing, way to go!! When planning a garden or landscape, please take into consideration the environmental impacts of your project. Drought tolerant plants, low maintenance species, and using recycled or environmentally friendly materials for hardscape. Ask your local nursery, gardener, or landscape contractor about alternative materials and ways to keep your garden and yard sustainable. Please use our site to help locate beautiful public and botanical gardens, nurseries, garden clubs, native plant information, landscapers, landscape contractors, seed sources, landscape/garden maintenance companies and other gardener and gardening resources. Quality Landscape Designers and Contractors for hardscaping, deck or patio installations are often busy during the summer months, so off-season is a good time to locate and meet with these professionals. We encourage you to explore the great possibilities of landscaping and planting available in the east bay and greater bay area. Plant and build Green whenever possible and we look forward to seeing you in the garden. Happy Gardening!
Don't forget you can grow plenty of tasty edibles in a decorative garden!
Plant California Natives
Save Money, Conserve Water, and choose plants that do great naturally in this area.
There are plenty of plants you most likely already know, that are california native. Lavender, rosemary, catmint, heuchera, coreopsis. penstemon, various sages, ceanothus (Wild Lilac), Flax, salvias, oreganos, thymes, santolinas, yarrows, verbenas, and many more, not including the many various ornamental grasses. Ask your landscaper or check your nursery to select and combine plants and planting areas that have the same soil and water requirements. Using Large boulders and variations in foilage can help with water conservation and make for an interesting design.
Bulbs Rhizomes and Tubers
Planting flower bulbs can be an easy way to add color and variety to garden areas. Plant a variety of bulbs during the Fall and Winter season and simply enjoy their arrival in various times of the year. Using flower bulbs such as Lily, Narcissus, Tulip, Iris, Crocus, and Daffodil to add new color and character to the garden, this can often be done without hiring a landscaper. Simply purchase the bulbs and bury them in the garden. As a general rule flower bulbs can be planted 2x as deep as the size of the bulb.
Many bulb and flower variety packs can be found in stores starting in February. Fall and autumn bulbs can be located in nurseries and found online as well. Plant immediately and enjoy the flowers!
2012 Garden Trends
Whats Fashionable & Popular in new landscapes
Roof Top Gardens and Roof Decks
Be GREEN save Water and Recycle
Home farming (even in small backyards)
Local seed and plant exchanges
Edible Design Gardens and Landscapes blending fruits and vegetables
Spa Gardens- creating an outdoor sanctuary.
Solar lights, water features, and other solar powered garden features
Bay Area Bio Dynamic Gardening
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& Decorative Trees
Small decorative trees to
consider for your garden.
There are a number of small trees that one can choose to add
to a small garden, lawn, or patio area. These easy to locate trees
grow to a height of approx 15 feet.
Japanese Maple dwarf
Dwarf Citrus (many species)
Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'
Betula nigra 'Fox Valley variety
Pyrus salicifolia Pendula
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