Sustainable Gardens

Sustainable Gardens  Creating beautiful, sustainable gardens is a job that I love. I have found that over the years requests for more environmentally friendly gardens have become the norm instead of the odd request. Although the drought officially “ended” last year,...

It is All About the Soil

It is All About the Soil Being a landscape designer, it is very important to me to leave the earth in better shape than I found it. Although the drought has been very harsh this past few years in California, it has made landscape designers and other landscape...

Seven Steps to Your Garden Sanctuary

Seven Steps to Your Garden Sanctuary  Sometimes it is hard to figure out how to start a task that you have wanted to tackle for a long time, I suggest that you start small. These seven steps will help your project go well. Step One: Find your style. You may know this...

Think the Drought is over? Think again!

Think the Drought is over? Think again! It has been great getting some much-needed rain this winter, our reservoirs are starting to fill up and in some areas of California they are saying we are out of drought.  We are not!  We live in a Mediterranean climate, and are...

Water Wise Landscape Design

Water Wise Landscape Design  Water wise landscaping is very important for California, but there are good and bad ways to go about it.  I have been learning more and more about this topic and firmly believe that the Watershed approach is the best way to go about...