Terry’s California Backyard – FineGardening

We’re in Northridge, California at present, visiting with Terry Sanders:

small front yard garden with lots of flowering plants

I stay and backyard in a really extraordinary suburban neighborhood. This can be a picture of a part of my entrance yard with roses and butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii, Zone 5- 9) in bloom.

space between sidewalk and road planted with various flowering plants

This can be a picture of one of many parking strips in entrance of my home. Through the Covid lockdown I eliminated all of my grass and put in drip irrigation and largely pollinator vegetation. The pink flowers are gaura (Oenothera lindheimeri, Zone 5 – 9) and Penstemon digitalis (Zone 3 – 8).

close up of red and blue flowers in the parking strip

The parking strip in summer time. A crimson rose blooms with a blue salvia that appears like Salvia uliginosa (Zone 6 – 9)

small garden bed full of colorful flowers

I’m very fortunate to have very good soil as a result of I stay on a creek that used to flood through the winter earlier than it was cemented in. Just about all the things grows.

densely plantedfront yard garden

My entrance yard. I like to gather previous picket chairs and paint them

front yard garden in full bloom

My entrance yard from the road with all the things overgrown

colorful tiles used in the garden as art

Intricately patterned tiles add much more shade.

body form sculpture in a lush green garden

A wicker sculpture kinds a point of interest within the lush greenery.

pink roses in the garden

An array of good pink roses.

close up of bright orange marigolds

Cheerful marigolds (Tagetes patula, annual) lined with flowers.


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