Joseph McClintock’s garden


Garden Lot size: 6,000 square feet

Years gardened at this location (Gardening Experience): 8 years, 100% native

Years on the "Bringing Back the Natives" Garden Tour: 8 years

Showcase feature: This peaceful 100% native plant garden, designed and installed by Michael Thilgen and his team at Four Dimensions Landscape Development, features graceful deergrass in the front garden, and a pond with a waterfall in the back. Birds are now bringing in more natives. “The plants shift around,” Joseph says of his native volunteers, “Every time you look at it it’s different. I love it.” This homeowner is exceedingly happy with his garden—ask him about the benefits of gardening with California native plants.


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Gardening for Wildlife: The restful sound of falling water attracts both people and wildlife. After the pond was installed Joseph delightedly noted that Pacific chorus frogs came in on their own. Bees, lizards, lots of butterflies, insects and a variety of birds are also attracted to this garden.

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