We completed this small garden in Berkeley's Elmwood district last fall, and went back this week to enjoy its exuberant first summer.
While the look is open and light, this gracious entry gate is custom fabricated from steel for durability, then painted to match the house trim
|We used a mix of colorful California native and Mediterranean plants to line this sun/shade passageway leading to the back garden: Mendocino Reed Grass, Manzanita, Penstemon, Thyme, Catmint and Monkeyflower|
|Yerba Buena and red-leafed Coral Bells compliment Monkeyflower|
|Rounding the corner we enter the central gravel terrace, capacious enough for the upcoming 4th of July extravaganza.|
|Agastache, one of my favorite summer bloomers anchors an ornamental herb bed|