I posted recently about the Blair property that was on tour this month, 33 acres of whimsy - and solid restoration work, in the redwoods. A world away and just down the road I visited the Andrews garden, set in an upscale development on a sunny lot. It was designed by the owners' daughter who is a professional landscape designer, and her skill definitely appears in the "bones" of the garden, which show form and structure both in the plants and the hardscape. I hope you enjoy the photos...
I love the lumpy fescue lawn, with a formal path down the center, and low informal edging plants. Sorry I don't have details on the individual plantings.
Fabulous spreading effect of a carex (I think) on the patio above. And below, colorful penstemons and a fruit tree - deer come through the garden so it has to be protected while young.
The shady side yard had attractive plantings too:
Coming around towards the front:
Here is wild ginger and fern - not sure what kind of fern - looks too skinny to be sword fern.
Along the road, a nice decomposed granite path and balanced plantings on either side:
Very nice all around!
Just by way of contrast, here's another garden on the tour that I enjoyed for very different reasons - it's really wild and somewhat unkempt, but I like the idea of wandering in it.
Ah - summer is here for sure!