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BOOST GARDEN HEALTH ... Theresa Lyngso, president of Lyngso Garden Materials, Inc., Redwood City, for 20 years and an active brewer of actively aerated compost tea, will teach a class on the “Soil Foodweb” on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The class deals with increasing and nurturing aerobic organisms that make fertile soil. Cost is $31. Information: Master Gardeners at 408282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners. org CARE FOR YOUR LAWN ... UC Master Gardeners will offer a free talk called “All About Lawns: Sustainable Lawn Care & Options for Reducing or Replacing Your Lawn” on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. The talk will cover how to use less water, fertilizer and herbicides and possible replacements, such as groundcovers and native grasses that mimic the look of a lawn, waterwise landscapes, edible gardens and meadows.
Clockwise, from top: In Marilyn Waterman’s Menlo Park garden one can find opuntia (or paddle) cactus; a bull-shaped pot holds succulents; Waterman sits in her “ode to Oaxaca”-style backyard.
A garden that delights
HOLIDAY TRADITIONS ... Filoli, at 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, opens its doors for day and evening holiday shopping boutique and luncheons, Nov. 26 to Dec. 3. Tickets, which sell out quickly, must be purchased in advance at www.filoli.org. FESTIVE CENTERPIECE ... Professional florist Susan Groves will offer a class on making a Thanksgiving centerpiece using autumnal flowers on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at her studio in downtown Palo Alto. Meet at Deborah’s Palm, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, and walk to the nearby studio. Cost is $65, which includes materials, vase and instruction. Information: 650-328-0658 or infullbloom@ mindspring.com FALL COLOR ... in Palo Alto can be viewed on Greenwood Avenue, between Newell Road and Hutchinson Avenue, during November when the Ginkgo bilobas turn from green to yellow-gold. N Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or email email@example.com. Deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m.
by Elizabeth Lorenz photographs by Michelle Le
No theme limits Marilyn Waterman’s imagination
t started out as a cabbage patch. One neighbor even wrote a poem about it. Nowadays, Willows resident Marilyn Waterman’s front yard is far from a cabbage patch. There aren’t even any cabbages planted alongside the grapevines, apple tree, artichokes, strawberries, blueberries and rhubarb that are planted there. The yard defies description. As a writer, one looks for themes, commonalities, something to tie a story together. But Waterman’s front yard plants, while deliberately chosen, are whimsical, unusual and certainly not uniform. And there is no theme.
A dwarf purple clematis flower grows in Marilyn Waterman’s front yard.
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For example, her so-called “Dr. Seuss” tree, a deep maroon-leafed creature with leggy branches, reaches over toward a bamboo plant, placed inside what appears to be a horse trough. Actually, it is a horse trough. If she had to be pinned down, Waterman would say the garden is “Briggsdale, Colo., meets Napa Valley.” In other words, she has a low fence outlining the corner lot made to resemble a rancher’s fence — similar to her father’s homestead ranch in Colorado, where there were horses, cattle and an array of food-growing plants. If there is a theme to her front garden, Waterman sums it up this way: “I like a plant that when I look at it, it delights me.” Hence her smoke tree, aka Dr. Seuss, is allowed to grow leggy, to resemble a nonsensical tree from “The Lorax” or some other of the children’s author’s books. Interspersed among the fruit-bearing plants and waving grasses are bright orange dots of nasturtiums, and a ground cover that is related to a Japanese maple. “Size, form and color” is Waterman’s mantra. Always look for variations in these things when picking plants, she says, and of course place them based on how much water and sun they need. She often tells clients she consults with to place plants in threes or fives for visual interest. Waterman wasn’t always a garden consultant, although she says she’s always been a gardener. She remembers gardening even in Fremont where she grew up and her mother staking out a sweetpea area against her back fence. In the 1980s, Waterman was a documen-
tary filmmaker. By the ’90s, she’d taken a job at Hewlett-Packard producing marketing videos. In that job, her skills as a visual artist came to the fore, recognizing how color and design would create the most impact. But gardening was never far from her heart. “I’d go into someone’s cubicle with a plant screaming, ‘rescue me!’ I was always taking orchids home.” By 2000, it was time for a change, so Waterman volunteered to be laid off during
‘I like a plant that when I look at it, it delights me.’ — Marilyn Waterman, garden consultant a downsizing of the company. She and her partner then spent a year in Oaxaca, in southwestern Mexico, where they gardened in the courtyard of their rental home. When she returned home, her father was dying, so she spent lots of time by his bedside where they talked about the things they had in common, like gardening. Before her father died, Waterman knew that she wanted to do something that involved a deeper connection with life. So she signed up for a horticulture class at a community college. Eventually she got a job at Roger Reynolds Nursery in Menlo Park where she worked for more than five years. Her nursery mentors helped her build confidence, interact with customers and solve problems. “I intentionally treated it like grad school,” she said. “One thing you do learn when you work at a nursery is you don’t have answers,” she said. Customers would come in with clip-
pings from sick plants and expect the experts to have answers. She learned to say “I don’t know, let’s look it up” often, as she and the customer would head for the Sunset Western Garden Book. She took and passed the state’s nurseryman’s license test, began writing a column for the San Jose Mercury News, and eventually started her garden consulting business. She sees herself as a gardening guide, asking clients questions about what they like but letting them make the final decisions. “I used this yard to practice,” she said. One of the perks of working at a nursery, she said, was being able to take home sick or damaged plants. “I would just watch them. I was collecting a palette.” Colors abound in the front garden, where grasses grow in waves throughout the yard, their colors changing depending on the breeze, pink on one side, golden or green on the other. Her low-growing strawberry plants complement things like blue-green succulents tucked underneath bushes. She also uses plants to offset each other’s size, shape or color. The maroons, reds, oranges and light and dark greens eventually lead the eye around to the side gate, where you enter the backyard. As you go through the gate, your feet crunch on granite fines (finely ground granite stone), leaving Colorado behind, and entering: tropical Oaxaca. The hardscape is now a mix of steppingstones and fines, as well as a low rectangular ledgestone wall outlining a lush garden of tropical flowers, rose bushes and an abutilon tree, heavy with salmon oblong globeshaped flowers. The tree needs pruning, she said, but she’ll wait awhile because the hummingbirds are still enjoying the flowers. The attractive, sunny yard is cozy with
several sitting nooks and always something to look at. Waterman points proudly to a volunteer tomato vine in the center, planted next to, of all things, an exotic aloe plant that will eventually rise 15 feet tall. The yard is filled with pots of succulents and cacti in various shapes and colors. Hidden along the side of the house is a vegetable garden as well as a crowded mini nursery of collected “rescue” plants. Although hugely a labor of love, Waterman’s garden makeover didn’t come cheap. She estimates the front hardscaping (including labor and special irrigation to suit different plants’ needs) at about $10,000, and the back, which included a stone patio, at $20,000. She used mostly her own cuttings and cast-off nursery plants. Ultimately, all Waterman really wants back from her garden is for it “to continually engage me, to continually surprise me.” One surprise she’s received from her garden is the interaction her front yard gives her with the neighborhood. One neighbor couldn’t resist giving her a poem about her cabbage patch. Other passersby point out real artichokes to their toddlers, or nibble on the fresh grapes. On one recent summer day, the garden caught the delighted attention of a group of door-to-door solicitors, who slowly wandered along the sidewalk in front of her house commenting, pointing and smiling at the plants. N Freelance writer Elizabeth Lorenz can be emailed at elizabeth_lorenz@yahoo. com.
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East Palo Alto 2205 Addison Ave. Federal Home Loan Mortgage to S. & K. Sukul for $180,000 on 10/17/11; previous sale 7/07, $510,000 2150 Cooley Ave. JP Morgan Chase Bank to S. & A. Lansel for $302,000 on 10/14/11
Los Altos 293 Alicia Way Shapiro Trust to V. & A. Seghal for $2,250,000 on 10/20/11; previous sale 9/91, $665,000 425 Benvenue Ave. Mayberry Trust to C. Te for $2,000,000 on 10/25/11 1230 Payne Drive K. Shaffer to J. Haslem for $1,200,000 on 10/20/11 658 N. San Antonio Road J. Gorman to Elefant Trust for $369,000 on 10/25/11; previous sale 7/06, $450,000
Mountain View 2153 Carol Ave. Keppel Trust to A. & M. Wong for $830,000 on 10/25/11 1215 Christobal Privada L. Hughes to M. & N. Romano for $945,000 on 10/21/11; previous sale 4/98, $549,000 938 Clark Ave. #21 D. Levalier to Siegal Trust for $400,000 on 10/20/11; previous sale 8/02, $365,000 222 Hockney Ave. Shea Homes to A. Sharma for $744,500 on 10/25/11 2040 W. Middlefield Road #23 R. Peterson to G. Kniajer for $454,000 on 10/20/11; previous sale 4/07, $620,000 325 Pettis Ave. Nash Development to M. Shadzi for $965,000 on 10/25/11; previous sale 2/06, $810,000 1983 San Luis Ave. #2 T. Hoyt to E. Lee for $500,000 on 10/25/11; previous sale 11/99, $290,591 975 San Pierre Way D. Cross to E. Torres for $760,000 on 10/19/11; previous sale 5/93, $290,000 612 Sierra Vista Ave. #C M. Rawdon to J. Block for $465,000
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Palo Alto 3712 Heron Way C. & J. Shen to W. Zhang for $790,000 on 10/25/11; previous sale 5/08, $800,000 749 Loma Verde Ave. #B K. Nelson to S. Kong for $138,500 on 10/21/11; previous sale 3/97, $92,000
Redwood City 823 11th Ave. E. & P. Esquivel to E. Jimeno for $330,000 on 10/12/11; previous sale 2/06, $680,000 103 Bennie Drive KB Home to J. Xie for $760,000 on 10/14/11 603 Oak Ridge Drive R. & M. Gifford to D. Reitz for $381,000 on 10/17/11; previous sale 12/96, $190,000 210 Upland Court J. & M. Campos to N. & S. Pugliano for $1,310,000 on 10/13/11; previous sale 7/03, $1,210,000
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East Palo Alto 480 E. Okeefe St. #318 JP Morgan Chase Bank, 10/07/11, $125,000, 553 sf, 1 bd
Mountain View 1910 Mt. Vernon Court #17 Revestors Limited, 10/14/11, $160,000, 910 sf, 1 bd 323 Serra San Bruno Bayview Loan Servicing, 10/20/11, $790,521, 2,465 sf, 4 bd
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Sunnyvale 586 Manzanita Ave. Valley Property Investments, 10/17/11, $342,000, 1,236 sf, 3 bd 1151 Palamos Ave. JP Morgan Chase Bank, 10/19/11, $330,564, 1,108 sf, 3 bd
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Positively Green Is there life after oil? by Iris Harrell
recently read Mark Kurlanskyâ€™s book, â€œSALT: A World History.â€? As salt became used for keeping food from spoiling, longer trips with large numbers of people could be taken without the threat of starvation. Countries that had more salt and could produce and sell it became the center of the trading universe. Whole empires rose because they had gobs of salt. Doesnâ€™t that sound like what is currently happening today, except instead of salt, we are talking about OIL? I hope I live long enough to read the history book that explains why oil was no longer what made the world go round. Oil possession may soon no longer be what wars are fought over. We can either transition from oil to alternative energy in a proactive manner, or we can use every last bit of oil that we can find in the ground and then have our world come to a screeching halt. The latter just doesnâ€™t sound like the way to move forward for the next generations. If we are really going to leave our children a world thatâ€™s better off than what we found, we really need to wean ourselves off of this oil addiction. And to do that we need a whole new infrastructure made up of electric charging stations instead of gas stations. One of the primary ways to live the â€œpost-oilâ€? dream is to get our private vehicles filled up with something other than gas. The cleanest form of alternativeenergy transportation is electric cars and trucks. Today more than 25 percent of all cars and light trucks on the road worldwide are in the U.S. â€œMore oil is consumed by internal-combustion engines used in transportation than in any other human activity,â€? according to a story in the Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 10, 2011. There are great all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars available with 100-300-mile ranges between charges. Nissan, and our local manufacturer Tesla, are producing all-electric vehicles while Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota have plug-in hybrids available now with all-electrics coming soon. The federal government is now encouraging installation of electric charging stations in local communities at no cost to the applicant. And if you install a charging station on your commercial property, it shows up on GPS maps so electric car owners will know where they can park and get a charge with their handy credit card. Every shopping center and every nation3403 Hillview Ave. Stanford Real Estate, install emergency power generator, enlarge utility yard enclosure on office campus, $750,000 952 Colonial Lane T. Marquart, kitchen and bathroom remodel, $49,500 777 Christine Drive F. Wang, interior remodel, $35,292 1437 Hamilton Ave. B. Moffit,
wide business chain (such as Dennyâ€™s or Applebeeâ€™s) should be flooding the government for requests to have charging stations put in their parking lots. City planners are anticipating a traffic jam of plug-ins waiting to be charged. From Seattle to Boston progressive planners are installing thousands of charging stations. What are the travelers going to do during the half hour or more while their car is charging? They are going to eat or shop or do both, and what better news can that be for the American economy? And the cost of charging your car at a charging station is $2 an hour and depending on the charge rate, that hour could get you another 100 miles or so down the road. What a bargain! The other big consideration is that private car ownership is the biggest source of rising energy consumption for transportation. If more high-speed rail existed in our country, there would be fewer cars on the road and fewer traffic accidents. Is it really un-American to get in a vehicle that is carrying more than one or two persons? We know that the oil addiction weâ€™ve been living with is causing national security issues whenever there is a threat of supply disruption. We know that oil is a limited resource and will be competed for more fiercely with the rise of emerging nations such as China, India and Brazil. We also know that oil is one of the key contributors to global warming. So what are we doing about cutting our own oil consumption? We live in a progressive community that is known for looking ahead and creating new ways of living. After all, we are Silicon Valley â€” home of the Internet and the iPad. The transition away from oil for energy is already happening. I, for one, am evaluating which electric car to get in line for. I want to speed up the writing of that book we have all been waiting for ... â€œLife After Oil.â€? N Iris Harrell is CEO and president of Harrell Remodeling, Inc. in Mountain View (www.harrell-remodeling.com). She can be reached at 650-230-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Offered for $5,950,000 www.20Naranja.com
Come home to this scenic country estate on approximately 2.6 acres, featuring stunning views of Windy Hill. The expansive 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath main house and separate guesthouse were designed by Portola Valley architect, E.R. Dethlefsen. The home showcases an enchanting courtyard, grand living room, family room/kitchen ensemble and view-ﬁlled dining area, large loft,
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158 Pinon Drive Experience country living at its best from this private, approximately 2.8 acre property located in central Portola Valley. The main house features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3 half bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, recreation room, art room and ofﬁce/study. Guesthouse with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and kitchen.
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