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Terry’s California Garden

A suburban garden overflowing with flowers

pink roses in the garden

We’re in Northridge, California today, visiting with Terry Sanders:

small front yard garden with lots of flowering plants

I live and garden in a very ordinary suburban neighborhood. This is a photo of part of my front yard with roses and butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii, Zone 5- 9) in bloom.

space between sidewalk and road planted with various flowering plants

This is a photo of one of the parking strips in front of my house. During the Covid lockdown I removed all of my grass and installed drip irrigation and mostly pollinator plants. The pink flowers are gaura (Oenothera lindheimeri, Zone 5 – 9) and Penstemon digitalis (Zone 3 – 8).

close up of red and blue flowers in the parking strip

The parking strip in summer. A red rose blooms with a blue salvia that looks like Salvia uliginosa (Zone 6 – 9)

small garden bed full of colorful flowers

I am very lucky to have very good soil because I live on a creek that used to flood during the winter before it was cemented in. Pretty much everything grows.

densely plantedfront yard garden

My front yard. I like to collect old wooden chairs and paint them

front yard garden in full bloom

My front yard from the street with everything overgrown

colorful tiles used in the garden as art

Intricately patterned tiles add even more color.

body form sculpture in a lush green garden

A wicker sculpture forms a focal point in the lush greenery.

pink roses in the garden

An array of perfect pink roses.

close up of bright orange marigolds

Cheerful marigolds (Tagetes patula, annual) covered with flowers.


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  1. bsavage 01/16/2024

    Beautiful! I'm your neighbor to the north, in Santa Clarita... and I'm new to California. I love your yard and garden! Thanks for sharing, for me, it is inspiring!

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    simplesue 01/16/2024

    Great BoHo garden style- I love the brightly painted chairs, the fully packed beauty of so many front yard flowers!

  3. nwphilagardener 01/16/2024

    Such exuberance! The talavera tiles speak the same vibe as the garden plantings.

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    bdowen 01/16/2024

    I'm looking out at falling snow so this post with your very colorful flowers is most welcome this morning. Such a beautiful contrast to the plain green lawns visible in the background of one of your photos.

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    cynthia2020 01/16/2024

    Loved looking at all the colorful flowers today - and seeing the lovely blue of that chair. Thank you for sharing!

  6. btucker9675 01/16/2024

    Extraordinary garden in an "ordinary" neighborhood! Hopefully your place will inspire others to garden as well. Thanks for sharing this loveliness.

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