Garden Photo of the Day

A fun project in California

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Thea Chacamaty

Today’s photos are from Thea Chacamaty, who is a designer with Janet Moyer Landscaping in San Francisco.

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Thea Chacamaty

She says, “Here is a garden we designed, installed, and still maintain in the Lower Haight area of San Francisco. Its main focus is its pond surrounded by full blooms and winding pathways. This garden was a huge transformation, and very fun to install.

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Thea Chacamaty

“One of the features we added was a sitting area on a raised platform where our client could sit and enjoy the garden from her favorite chair or from the flagstone bench. We added a pathway leading around the garden to create a meandering feel. We also put in a smart drip irrigation system to save water and time maintaining the garden.

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Thea Chacamaty

“The plants we chose are intended to attract birds and butterflies: wild lilac, artemesia, irises, cat mint, lily-of-the-valley, various herbs, fuchsias, azaleas, and many others. We also put water lilies in the pond and surrounded it with sea pink armeria and iberis.”

What a relaxing space, Thea. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Thea Chacamaty
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Thea Chacamaty
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Thea Chacamaty
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Thea Chacamaty

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  1. mainer59 01/18/2013

    It's a lovely space and I am sure it is a refuge in the middle of a city. It is interesting that the plants you listed also grow here in Maine. Trashy woman, I posted the name of the plant you asked about this morning on the link to those pictures.

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    meander_michaele 01/18/2013

    I see lots of great plants and interesting features. I especially like how the raised rock wall is finished off with smooth capstones that look so inviting to sit a spell.
    After too much holiday eating and not enough calorie burning gardening, I identify with the chubby, full faced Buddha. He's happy looking guy and should be since he's surrounded by particularly beautiful blooms and foliage.
    Very nice job, Thea.

  3. pattyspencer 01/18/2013

    Love the fucias around the budda and the raised rock wall. I wonder if fucias would grow year round here or are just annuals.

  4. tractor1 01/18/2013

    A very serene city sanctuary... I very much like that reflecting pool.

  5. cwheat000 01/18/2013

    I love the winding path/beds, and a nice mix of textures. You fit a lot in a small space, but it doesn't look crowded or contrived. Very nice!

  6. ArtiesGarden 01/23/2013

    What is the plant with the beautiful white blooms?

  7. oraclehead 01/23/2013

    I like the smaller more intimate spaces, almost like I'm being hugged.
    Very wonderful.

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