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Water Wise Landscapes

By Melanie | Published: January 14th, 2015

This residence is a perfect example of a xeriscape landscape. Pebbles and mulch paired with drought tolerant succulents reduce the amount of water use on site and provide a low maintenance alternative to residential landscaping. We used an existing cactus as a focal point in the middle of a large gravel bed, anchored by large boulders.

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Looking at the landscape and the curvilinear lines that separate planting areas from pebbled areas.

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Potted plant material accentuate the architectural style of the residence and become a focal point in the front yard and remain visible from the interior of the house.

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Landscape pebbles and natural stone pavers are used to replace lawn and concrete and provide a permeable alternative for the landscape.

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Dasylirion planted amongst boulders, pebbles, and sedum groundcover.

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A Beautiful Transformation

By Melanie | Published: January 12th, 2015

We designed this garden with this family’s love for hosting gatherings. Our design offers multiple opportunities to gather and have fun with family and friends. Every element is designed from scratch and customized to promote the family’s lifestyle and share their love of succulents.

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Hillside Villa

By Melanie | Published: October 24th, 2014

Creating the possible out of the impossible!

These plan and section renderings which we create for every project show the extensive planning and detail we put into maximizing the potential of every property.

The very steep slopes of this property which were considered unusuable are now beautiful gathering spaces through careful plant selection and terracing.

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Fire / Water Feature bringing the design elements to the street front

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Child’s Play

By Melanie | Published: October 10th, 2014

A customized back yard to expand a child’s imagination and promote fun and adventure for the amazing children of this fun loving family!

We created 3D renderings of two different designs that took into consideration the clients needs and promoted fun, adventure, and whimsy!

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Bringing whimsy through color, lights, and sculptural elements…

The different zones promote areas for group gathering, playing, and areas to relax and get lost in one’s own imagination.

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The Gem of the Block

By Melanie | Published: October 1st, 2014

From the initial sketch to the planted masterpiece – this plentiful and copius yet water conscience garden makes a bold statement in the neighborhood.

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Actualize the Design with 3D Renderings

By Melanie | Published: September 26th, 2014

For clients who need help visualizing the design, we create customized 3D renderings that allow the client to envision the finished landscape.

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The Sculptural Garden

By Melanie | Published: July 1st, 2014

A modern succulent garden

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Each plant is treated as sculptural element in the landscape. (more…)

The Found Garden

By Melanie | Published: May 10th, 2014

A garden escape that highlights the client’s love for geology and found objects.

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Modern Oasis

By Melanie | Published: April 4th, 2014

Large impact with minimal planting material for this front yard oasis

Each plant type is selected for its specific form and structure to highlight or define major elements.

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Sculptural plants highlight the water feature by creating a backdrop… (more…)

7 Ways to Enrich Your Garden with Succulents

By admin | Published: March 17th, 2014

If you have never planted anything, have no fear, succulents are here!

Succulents are very user friendly as long as you do not overwater them.

If you happen to be a sun worshipper, then think of succulents as your sun bathing best friends.

They love to soak up the sun!  Also if you are always busy and never have time to water your plants, then you are in luck, they need very little water. This is why they are considered water conscious plant material.

I will share 7 ways to enrich your garden with succulents.

1. SUCCULENTS as GROUND-COVER

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