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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 [...]

6 05, 2019

Flower-Cutting Gardens

By |2019-05-01T20:26:58-07:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Garden Design|

Flower Cutting Gardens A garden can serve many purposes.  It can be a place of beauty and contemplative relaxation, a draw for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife, and a productive space for growing food and flowers.  With Mother’s Day around the corner, we couldn’t help but write about flowers, the time-honored traditional gift [...]

15 04, 2019

Ornamental Grasses

By |2019-04-19T15:27:05-07:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Garden Design|

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 forms [...]