Plants, Stone, California Landscapes


Greywater Wetland Garden

I went to two other gardens on the tour. At Town Mouse’s recommendation, I went to see the Greywater Wetland Garden, a new house and garden built with a lot of green features, inlcuding stormwater catchment and a greywater system. The owner, Catherine Mohr, has a TED talk that got a quarter of a million views and she kept a blog during construction which includes a plant list and photos of the greywater system. Everything in the garden was young, but I liked the design, by Green Pad Design, and the greywater system was interesting to see.

More photos are below.

The far backyard was a large meadow grown from seed. In person it was very inviting and I had to suppress the urge to sprawl out and roll in it.

3 Responses to “Greywater Wetland Garden”

  1. May 1st, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Town Mouse says:

    Why thank you! I was of course otherwise occupied on garden tour day and could not visit this garden. It’s nice to see how it’s come a long way in the last year and a half.

  2. May 2nd, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    ryan says:

    Right, for such a young garden, it already feels like a pleasant space.

  3. May 11th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    James says:

    It’s good to see a pretty new install on a plant tour. Most of the ones that I saw on our tour last year seemed to be as much as seven years old and approaching maturity. The new garden garden here shows the real-world situation of living with smaller plants for a few years until they finally fill in. Maybe if everyone were to also include a meadow they could get a big, quick effect like you see here, some quick encouragement.

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