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Category Archives: Green Garden Gallery

Santa Cruz City Hall Public Works Courtyard

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  • SC-City-Hall-Rain-Garden-with-Rain
    A roof downspout was diverted into a rain garden, planted with Acorus gramineus "Golden Edge", a sedge that can tolerate periods of inundation.
  • City-Hall-Annex-Roof
    480 square feet of roof collection surface diverts 540 gallons of rainwater to the rain garden during an average 2" storm.
  • Putting-on-Mulch
    After the rain garden is graded, cardboard layer is placed to block weeds. 3" of Vision Recycling's Organic Soil Amendment was used in the rain garden. 4" of Natural Wood Chip mulch was used elsewhere in the landscape.
  • Rolling-out-Cardboard
    B-flute cardboard layer is stapled down and overlapped 8". A minimum of 4" of wood chip mulch goes on top.
  • Watering-Plants
    Plant selection includes Cornus stolonifera (Hedgerows Gold Dogwood), Mimulus cardinalis ('Ruby Slippers' Monkey Flower), Iris douglasia (Pacific Coast Iris), Achillia filipendulina, and Aquiegia formosa nana
  • City-Hall_Downspout
    Lawn before rennovation. The downspout was formerly directed to the City storm drain system, which experiences nuisance flooding downstream of City Hall.
  • East-Lawn-Area
    Lawn before renovation
  • east lawn area
    8 months after installation - East lawn area matches design theme of west lawn
  • west lawn with sign_8 months after
    8 months after installation the landscape is filling in
  • west lawn with sign2_8 months after
    8 months after installation - View of downspout disconnection into rain garden.
  • Climate Victory Garden

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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    Section of landscape area
  • 2016.09_21
    Rain garden
  • 2016.09_31
    Coastal California Plants
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    Coastal California Plants
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    Drip irrigation for plant establishment
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Garfield Park Library

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  • Garfield Park Library_Edible Garden
  • Garfield Park Library_Rain Garden
    Rain garden creates an infiltration area in a low spot in the landscape. Grevillia and CA Fuchia in the foreground.
  • Decomposed Granite Pathway
    Decomposed granite pathway, surrounded by deeply mulched planting areas, create an environment that retains rainfall in the landscape.
  • Garfield Park Library Front Entrance

Jigger Drive

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  • Jigger Drive_2
    Downspout is diverted to permeable hardscape