DR. LEWIS GARDEN

JANE AND VICTORIA AVENUE

In 1993, Victoria Avenue Forever undertook to improve a semi-abandoned plot of land on the northwest corner of Victoria and Jane. The landscape plan of this ‘water wise’ garden was developed by Richard Catron as one of the first Mediterranean plantings in the area. The garden was dedicated to a longtime and respected physician in town, Dr. Peter M. Lewis. The hardscape, irrigation system, and plants were funded by donations, and VAF volunteers did the planting and, and to this day, maintain the garden.

Pictures of Dr. Lewis Garden

 

Water Requirements

① – Little to Moderate

② – Moderate

③ – Regular

List of Plants and their Water Requirements:
Trees

Agonis flexuosa – Peppermint Tree, Australian Willow Myrtle ①

Banksia integrifolia – Coast Banksia ①

Ceiba speciosa – Floss Silk Tree

(formally called Chorisia speciosa)

X Chitalpa tashkentensis – Chitalpa

Ginkgo biloba – Maidenhair Tree ②

Hydroanthus chrysotrichus – Yellow Trumpet Tree ③

(formally called Tabebuia chrysotrichus)

Lagerstroemia indica – Crape Myrtle

Parkinsonia aculeate – Mexican Palo Verde ①

Stenocarpus sinuata – Firewheel Tree ②

Tipuana tipu – Tipu Tree ③

 

Shrubs

Agave (several species) ①

Aloe spp. (several species) ①

Anigozanthos ‘Harmony’ – Yellow Kangaroo Paw ③

Artemesia caucasia – Silver Spread, Silver Mound ③

Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropupurea’ – Japanese Barberry ②

Buddleja davidii – Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac ②

Caesalpinia pulcherrima – Red Bird of Paradise ①

Dasylirion longissimum – Mexican Grass Tree ①

Dasylirion wheeleri – Desert Spoon, Sotol ①

Echium candicans – Pride of Madeira ①

Hesperaloe parviflora – Red Yucca ①

Justicia spicigera – Mexican Honeysuckle ②

Lantana ‘Radiation’ – Lantana ②

Leonotis leonurus – Lion’s Tail ①

Leucophyllum frutescens – Texas Ranger ①

Ligustrum japonicum – Japanese Privet ②

Phlomis fruticose – Jerusalem Sage ①

Pittosporum tobira – Tobira ②

Punica granatum ‘Nana’ – Dwarf Pomegranate ②

Salvia chamaedryoides – Germander Sage ③

Salvia clevelandii – Cleveland Sage ①

Salvia greggii– Autumn Sage ①

Salvia leucantha – Mexican Sage ①

Salvia microphylla – Hot Lips ②

Tagetes lemmonii – Mexican Marigold ②

Westringia fruticose – Coast Rosemary ①

Xylosma congestum – Xylosma ②

 

Ground Covers and Grasses

Artemesia – Powis Castle ①

Erigeron karvinskianus – Santa Barbara Daisy ②

Mahonia repens – Creeping Mahonia ②

Pennisetum setaceum – Fountain Grass ①

Rosmarinus officianalis – Rosemary ①