This front yard butterfly and hummingbird habitat garden replaced a water thirsty lawn. Water usage on this garden is much less than half of the lawn. Additionally, maintenance is only necessary every few months. The varying plant material provides enjoyment for the homeowner as well as the wildlife that inhabit it.
paving allows water to seep into the ground instead of being washed away into the street.
of Lantana provides nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds in abundance.
is captured from the roof and directed into the river rock area under these mature trees.
was used in a band to keep dogs out of the garden area.
were created using a low serpentine wall. The porch was expanded and topped with slate tile for a clean modern look. The serpentine wall can be used for seating and creates a more private space separate from the outer garden.
from the front porch. Westringia ‘Blue Gem’ is a soft, very drought tolerant shrub that acts as a hedge behind the wall. Anigozanthos ‘Amber Velvet’ (Red Kangaroo Paw) provides spectacular color in the spring.
This bubbling urn is a focal point outside of the large front window. This feature is simply a colorful pot with a recirculating fountain inside. It provides a relaxing sound as well as water for the birds, bees, and butterflies. The mature trees provide shelter for birds to hide in after taking a bath. The fountain is additionally surrounded with Milkweed plants for Monarch butterflies.