Arcata landscapes receive recognition
Judges for March were Mary Lou Goodwin, Gina Pace, Karen Burgesser and Cindy Humphry. This month’s honorees are:
585 E. California Ave.: This house — built in 1984 by Lori Bazemore — features an Asian theme. A meditation garden with a small bubbling water feature and potted plantings of bamboo, ornamental grasses and New Zealand flax is nestled along a portion of the graveled circle driveway. A windbreak created along the sidewalk to shelter the home is filled with rhododendrons, ferns, spring bulbs, agapanthus, calla lily, vinca, grevillea and St. John’s wart. Trees, including ornamental cherry, cypress and yucca, complete the landscape.
820 E. California Ave.: A split-rail fence accents the modern, Asian-themed landscape design with arched gateways to the front of Kelly Rood and Cindy Woods’ home. Fruit trees, protected with deer fencing, define the garden with planter boxes used for seasonal vegetables. Lemon and lime citrus trees are featured in wine barrels. Colorful shrubs including heather, Pieris japonica, penstemon, monkey flower, beach pine, camellias and eriogonum conceal the water collection barrels. This is a sustainable home garden.
890 E. California Ave.: Danielle Cudahy and family have resided in this two-story home for the last two years. They enjoy the flowering cherry trees that flank the front yard. Variegated New Zealand flax, heathers, rhododendrons, lavender and Pieris japonica are nested within the shredded redwood bark. The foundation planting includes princess flower, New Zealand tea tree, Mexican sage, barberry, purple lithadora and blue rosemary. Gravel and stones beside the house create fire safe landscaping.
1205 E. California Ave.: The expansive curving front lawn at this home is framed by a dozen flowering cherry trees. This home — owned by Riardard Giacone — is available to rent as a bed and breakfast. Redwood bark covers the beds containing mondo grass, heathers, grevillea, Pieris japonica, rhododendrons and several varieties of New Zealand flax. A naturally sculptured blue spruce is a special feature. The fire safe landscaping uses concrete with exposed aggregate and assorted rocks, creating a defensive space in this woodland area with many redwood trees.
2750 Dunbar Court: Ann Truesdell is the new owner of this home. The split-rail fence accents the treeshaded front yard planted with rhododendrons, been used instead of grass for low-maintenance landscaping with black wrought iron benches as a focal point. The cement walkway to the front door shows off the hellebores, bird nest pine, cypress, Pieris japonica and crocosmia. The front door is framed with tall black cement pots planted with seasonal annuals and decorated with holiday charm.
Gravel and stones beside this house at 890E. California Ave. create fire safe landscaping.
Moss is used instead of grass at 2750Dunbar Court for low-maintenance landscaping.
The curving front lawn at 1205E. California Ave. is framed by a dozen flowering cherry trees.
A split rail fence accents the landscape design at 820E. California Ave.
This home at 585 E.California Ave. has a meditation garden. azaleas, cherry trees, spring bulbs and iris. Moss has