Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Anchor Bay ceanothus, with gently arching stems and blue flowers in spring, is a dense groundcover that is well adapted to gardens.
For some people, excluding and discouraging deer is the focus of their gardening. For Joe and Lisa Mitchell, welcoming deer to part of their Los Altos Hills garden was part of the plan.
The Mitchells installed a wildlife gate at one end of the property to control access and planted that part of the garden with deer-tolerant plants. A recirculating fountain serves as a water source for the deer, and future plans include a meadow and sheltered areas where deer can bed down.