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16-Novak Garden


Novak Garden

Sunday April 24 | 10am - 5PM

Private Residence

Design: Novak (resident), Steve Gerischer, Jill Jacobson Bennett, Sage Greenscaping

Care: Sage Greenscaping

Garden Size: 1,200 sq. ft., front/back

Started: 2010

The front garden is an eclectic display of native plants with two fountains, a dry creek bed, and a decorative red bridge. A vintage wrought-iron love seat provides a place for smelling the salvias, watching the birds and the bees (literally) and just hanging out. The back garden is a hybrid native/non-native shade garden. It is a lovely restful sanctuary with bird feeders, water features, and plants that invite a variety of birds and pollinators. Both gardens show what is possible even with a simple 1950s tract house lot.

Notable Plants
Mexican Elderberry

Red Fairyduster (Calliandra californica)
Thickleaf Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon crassifolium)
Ashy Leaf Buckwheat (Eriogonum cinereum)
Tilden Prostrate Purple Sage (Salvia leucophylla ‘Tilden Prostrate’)
Mexican Elderberry (Sambucus mexicana)