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5 10, 2020

Deer-Resistant Plantings

By |2020-08-20T21:03:07-07:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Garden Design|

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 are [...]

24 08, 2020

Roses in the Landscape

By |2020-08-17T15:25:18-07:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Garden Design|

Roses In The Landscape As Landscape Architects, the plants we incorporate into our designed spaces are as integral to the experience as our built structures.  We love many plants for their beauty, durability, and long-term performance in the garden, and of course we share our clients’ favorites, among them the most beloved [...]

27 07, 2020

Planting Under Oaks

By |2020-07-20T11:05:16-07:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Garden Design|

Planting Under Oaks Of the many icons of the Northern California landscape, the oak is both a beautiful and impressive individual.  Both inland Valley Oaks and the Coast Live Oak can live to hundreds of years, grow into beautiful gravity-defying specimens, and support entire habitats within their surroundings.  If such a [...]

20 05, 2019

Planting Principles

By |2019-12-30T21:30:57-08:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Garden Design|

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 knowing [...]