1407, 2019

Embellishments For The Landscape

July 14th, 2019|Design|

Embellishments For The Landscape In creating outdoor living spaces, design is often in the details!  Whether designing a landscape from scratch or adding to the existing landscape, stylistic embellishments can completely change the overall effect of the space.  Embellishments personalize the home landscape and reflect your unique style, for a fun, relaxing [...]

1706, 2019

Summer Solstice

June 17th, 2019|Entertain|

Summer Solstice Last year around this time, our blog focused on Summer gatherings.  We look forward once again to a season of outdoor living at its finest – Fresh garden vegetables and flowers on the table, swimming to beat the heat, and warm nights, candle-lit dinners, and stories around the fire. This [...]

2005, 2019

Planting Principles

May 20th, 2019|Plants|

Planting Principles As Landscape Architects, we have the privilege of working not only with building materials, but also with living things!  Plants bring life and energy to the landscape, and the incredible variety of aesthetic choices they offer makes designing with them a blast.  What goes into a successful planting design?  Beyond [...]

2904, 2019

California Casual

April 29th, 2019|Design|

California Casual Landscape Architecture has seen many movements and style trends that influence the aesthetic of designed outdoor space.  The variety of definitions of beauty is one thing we love about our work, and we are always looking forward to what is coming next.  Northern California has always had its own [...]

1504, 2019

Ornamental Grasses

April 15th, 2019|Plants|

Ornamental Grasses Ornamental grasses have stolen our hearts.  The grace and movement of grasses can enliven any garden style, from the most traditional to the most contemporary.  Here in California, the trend towards drought-tolerant and native-style gardening is highlighting the usefulness of grasses in our designed landscapes - their incredible variety of [...]

2801, 2019

Oh, Deer… Deer-Resistant Plantings

January 28th, 2019|Plants|

Oh, Deer… Deer-Resistant Plantings Beautiful and graceful deer are a gem of Northern California’s wildlife, but when they are feasting on your garden, they can be voracious enough to drive a gardener crazy!  So how do you prevent deer from mowing down anything they can reach?  While not always totally untouched, these [...]