The location of the garden adjacent to open space and a creek provide the backdrop for a naturalistic garden with meandering shaded paths, secluded seating areas, and bountiful flowerbeds. The unfenced property provides an open, spacious feeling as well as the joys and challenges of visiting wildlife: bunnies and deer feasting on plants and the remains from the occasional coyote dinner. But the excitement of seeing a doe and her fawn in the garden is worth the sacrifice of a few plants. It is also an edible garden for humans, containing a raised bed vegetable garden and a fruit tree orchard. A potting counter with a sink for washing fruits and veggies, a composting area, as well as a greenhouse for propagating plants make caring for the garden a pleasure. The front yard, back slope and creekside garden areas contain native and drought tolerant plants that blend seamlessly into the surrounding wild areas. The loggia provides a relaxing place to sit by the outdoor fireplace, watch TV, or have dinner while watching the setting sun turn the nearby rock formations a brilliant gold.
n Parking and Logistics:
Shady Canyon is a gated community. Tell the guard that you are on the Mary Lou Heard tour to see the Spindler garden at 56 Copper Creek
Park across the street from the house. Parking is not permitted on the house side of the street.
Limited (30%) for wheelchairs (you can see the front yard, veggie garden, and a view of the backyard from in front of the greenhouse). For those who can walk, stairs can be avoided by walking on grass or DG pathways.