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AUTUMN 2017 EVENTS & SALES
Taught by Sierra Azul owner and garden consultant Jeff Rosendale for creating mediterranean mounds and water-wise garden landscapes, including lawn removal, design and layout, plant selection, irrigation and mulching. Organizational handout included.
These three beautiful yards were once water-thirsty lawns.
All Arctostaphylos on sale: Shrubs and ground covers in all sizes: beautiful, deer-resistant, andwater-wise.
All salvias in 1 gal. size on sale and will bloom until Thanksgiving with lots of color attract hummingbirds and pollinators. Always room for a salvia!
All Euphorbias on sale. Gopher, deer, and drought resistant. Colorful foliage and spring blooms in cream and yellow tones.
Read about the exhibition in Local Santa Cruz.
Two of the more than eight dozen sculptures on display.
Enjoy the garden and its multitude of beautiful sculptures this season with the addition of many new artists. Support your local sculpture garden and shop at our nursery next door. Picnic tables and umbrellas for lunching. (Our garden welcomes dogs on leashes only).
We can help you convert your lawn or other area, create lasting beauty, and save significantly from past or existing water use.
Water wise gardening and landscaping are key components in the goal of greater water conservation. At Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens, we have been growing and selling native and Mediterranean climate plants, as well as designing and consulting on water-wise gardens and lawn-to-plants conversions for the last 20 years. Owner Jeff Rosendale started with this effort 40 years ago during the historic drought of 1975-76.
Significant water savings can be realized by converting a 30'x30' sprinkler irrigated lawn/turf area to an attractive xeriscape planting on drip irrigation. A normal twice-weekly watering of this size lawn would use approximately 700 gallons per week. Converting this total lawn area to a native/mediterranean and succulent plant garden, and planting approximately 50 plants irrigated by one gallon per hour drip emitters would result in the new water use of approximately 50-60 gallons per week. This is a significant 650 gallons per week savings or a reduction in water usage of up to 90%.
Xeriscape: "A method of landscaping that emphasizes water conservation in its use of efficient irrigation and drought-resistant plants."
Water-Wise Garden and Landscape Consultation
Sierra Azul owner Jeff Rosendale has been designing gardens and landscapes since 1974 and can work with you in various ways to help design and implement small or larger scale gardens and landscapes.
We are associated with reliable gardeners ($30/hr.) who can help with plantings and other work as needed, as well as landscape contractors for bigger jobs and hardscapes. Our design and consultation rate is $85/hr. We will be happy to work with you on any level to make your existing or new garden a beautiful place to be.
Water-Wise Garden Landscape Consultation & Design
Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens specializes in plants and gardens for California's Mediterranean climate. Our goal is to promote the aesthetic use of Mediterranean climate adapted plants in water-conserving gardens and landscapes. This includes fruit trees and plants for shade gardens. (Check out our article on "Drought Tolerant Plant Families.")
Sierra Azul Nursery is a retail plant nursery specializing in Mediterranean plants from around the world. Our nursery includes two acres of demonstration gardens featuring mature plants in a garden setting, accented by sculptures from local artists. Be sure to check out our special sales, and the art workshops and events we host.
Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens holds a vision of the garden as a place to link with the natural world and its many wonderful contrasting elements. We hope to share our vision with you. Come visit the rich, aesthetic, physical world of Sierra Azul Gardens.
Group tours of the Sierra Azul Gardens are available upon request. Garden clubs are welcome! Contact us by email or phone.
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