Ar­cata land­scapes re­ceive recog­ni­tion

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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.

PHO­TOS BY MARY LOU GOODWIN

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

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