This was to be a place for adults and children alike, a place for grandchildren to experience gardening, wildlife, and fun with Grandma!
This “Little House Under the Rainbow!” was a blank canvas with wall to wall grass, both front and back. Its saving grace was a 49 year old Chinese Elm tree and a large Sycamore tree.
Anne spent the first 8 years creating rose gardens; however, the drought and the increased shade brought rose gardening to an end! The backyard grass was removed and special planting areas designed. A raised garden and decomposed granite create pathways and outdoor living spaces. Initial plantings were all native plants for birds and butterflies. Over time, succulents and rocks were added.
Seven special garden areas were designed for the grandchildren’s gardens. With help from a wonderful volunteer from the Southern California Bluebird Society, Anne learned the best place to put her bluebird house and began her quest to attract and provide for the Western Bluebird. Within a year, they began nesting and raising their young. Each year since, they’ve been a special blessing!
Today’s garden is eclectic with garden art, rusty accents, and shades of a shabby chic past! She’d love to share it with you!
Garden Location & Information
Address / Access
2242 N Spurgeon, Santa Ana, CA, USA