North Facing – shade

This is a renovation of a north facing garden in Lafayette.  A large redwood created many problems for the owner.  Leaf litter and soil acidity made it difficult for plants the owner installed to thrive.  I developed a garden design using a mixed evergreen forest approach.  That meant using plants that normally thrive in the conditions present.  A mix of California native and other acid loving plants make this a spectacular garden year round.


This garden was installed in late winter reducing watering the first few months. The following spring less than 1 year later the garden has taken off. It continues to thrive with with simple pruning  a couple times of year. The new drip irrigation system efficiently waters when needed. Below is the list of plants used to create this garden


Planted with a combination of California native and other shade loving plants.


Partial Plant List