- No Rear Neighbors - Backs
to Permanent Open Space
- The Ultimate Privacy!
- Non-Through Street, Walking
Distance to Schools
- Super Quiet Area!
- A COLLECTORS
The owners have amassed a considerable collection of rare and
beautiful plants which are placed in mixed plantings with hand-picked
rocks, covering one third of the property. The different garden
rooms created are organised with individual color groupings and
provide a changing display throughout the seasons.
Small shrubs are closely interplanted with bulbs, perennials,
unusual ornamental grasses and variegated bamboos, roses and
a multitude of ground covers, herbs and ferns, forming islands
of bloom joined by brick pathways. All the arbors and trees are
coverd with flowering vines and climbing roses, making a stunning
display in Spring and early Summer, with the re-bloomers continuing
on through December.
Plum, Peach (white), Apples (6 different varieties), Fig, Alpine
Strawberries, sweet European Bay, culinary herbs
6 self watering herb planters on the deck; large raised wooden
bed with generous edge seating - 48 sq/ft; Prepared veg. bed
in the upper terrace 3'x16'
- Prime Orinda Hills Location
- Walking distance to Del
Rey, OIS and Miramonte
- Expanded home with more
potential for Style Change
- 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms; Master
Suite w/fireplace Extra Large Family Room
2,119 Square Feet .52 Acre (22,800 SqFt) Read About the Garden
- Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Celings
in Family Room
Freestanding fireplace in living room, Fireplace in Master
Bedroom, 3rd fireplace in family room removed
- 2 Car Garage converted to 2
- 2nd Fireplace in Living Room;
3rd Fireplace was removed in Family Room,
Vaulted beam ceilings. 2 Furnaces
Laundry Room/Pantry. 220 for dryer.
- COLLECTORS ITEMS
Most of the plants have been culled from rare plant nurseries
all over the country, one f which, surprisingly is local, Moraga
Gardens Nursery. Many of the bulbs and some of the roses are
not available commercially ,and have come from the breeders themselves.
There are daffodils from Jerrell and Dubose; Iris ( Bearded,
Spuria,Pacific coast hybrids) and Daylilies from Ben Hager ;
many different found Roses from old rose collectors and hybrid
Buddleias from Demits. The daffodils are on the uncultivated
hill area and along the sloping mulched road frontage (30 clumps)
where they will not be overwatered in summer; the roses and others
are integrated into the mixed plantings inside the deer fence.
This garden is a NO SPRAY ZONE. The Roses selected are mostly
antique varieties and therefore disease resistant - any problems
are transitory. The combinations of mixed plantings, and wild
uncultivated areas encourages natural insect predators. Several
compost heaps on the property supply soil and nutrition, but
once a year a small handfull of general rose fertilizer is tossed
at the base of the roses and fruit trees. The property was a
poison oak forest, ten years ago. A combination of cutting and
clearing, then selective Roundup spraying was used. The uncultivated
portion of the hillside is still in the process.
WATER - Each group of perennial plantings is laid with soaker
hoses. A main hose can be attached and there are timers on both
inner garden faucets.
WEEDING nad PRUNING. Most pruning needed in the autumn and late
winter. Early summer is the time for a major weeding effort with
spot maintainance thoughout the year.
- Reports: Pest Report Repairs only $1,630;
Roof Estimate coming for re-coating maintenance; French Drain