Downtown Mediterranean Garden

This large Mediterranean style home a half-block from Novato's main street required low-maintenance and low-water use plants that would compliment the home's architecture. Two existing palms along the front sidewalk blended nicely into the new landscape along with fruitless olives, citrus, pomegranate, and grapevine. Other Mediterranean plants used include California native Deer Grass, yellow-flowered Jerusalem Sage, white-flowering Star Jasmine, and blue-flowering Nile Lilies. Fall and Spring is when the required maintenance is done.
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Along this busy Novato sidewalk colorful groundcover plants spread from under the skirts of a large California native Deer Grass and a Phlomis. Occasional trimming is all the maintenance these water saving plants need. Cathy Edger, Edger Landscape Design
“Deer grass” — vhawarden
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The simple combination of Nile Lilies and Star Jasmine makes for easy maintenance along a fence in part shade. Cathy Edger, Edger Landscape Design
“Do you like these?” — Jean Marsh Design
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A fence and an arbor help to enclose this budget minded, low-maintenance Marin County Mediterranean Courtyard. Groundcover and low shrubs keep window views clear. Palms in the background are combined with fruitless Swan Hill Olive trees to help provide a sense of separation from the busy street. Cathy Edger, Edger Landscape Design
“courtyard” — Valerie Shields
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Ripe grapes hang from an arbor over the front entry gate creating a sense separation from downtown Novato, and the plump fruit is sweet. A grape arbor is a great way to incorporate edible plants into ornamental landscaping. Cathy Edger, Edger Landscape Design
“Comments? Maybe some covered and some open with vines. We won't make our own wine!” — overoye
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Wide pathways and the blowsy California native plant Deer Grass are elements in this water-saving, low-maintenance front garden. Cathy Edger, Edger Landscape Design
“vines on top of trellis” — amg2003
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A large Mediterranean home a half a block away from a suburban main street in Marin County as it neared completion in 2011. Landscaping needed to be water saving and very low maintenance while also providing a sense of separation from the busy street in front. Berms, shrubs and broad-leaf evergreen trees were designed into the landscape plan to achieve this. Cathy Edger, Edger ...More
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This sketch shows the design intent of this large residence in Marin county. A California Mediterranean home with an entry courtyard, palms, fruitless olive trees, and big grasses. The landscape also has these edible plants incorporated into the design: table grapes, pomegranates, oranges, and lemons. Cathy Edger, Edger Landscape Design
“beautiful illustration” — Katie Mae Design
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