The design brief for this garden was to create an inviting entry with a woodland feel that would complement the home’s earthy color scheme and thoughtful architectural details. Majestic Sequoia sempervirens ‘Aptos Blue’ (Aptos Blue Coastal Redwood), with its pendant deep blue-green branches, shields the expanded porch from the afternoon sun. Selected for its ability to look good in sun or shade, Carex divulsa (Berkeley sedge) makes a lush ground cover, weaving through the trees and along the new slate walk. In fall, muhlenbergia capillaris explodes with feathery pink plumes. The garden is irrigated with a water-efficient drip system.
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