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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Acclaim for our Succulent Wall!!

By admin | Published: February 4th, 2013

We’re proud to have one of our favorite projects featured in an article for houzz.com!

Our Succulent Wall was selected as an example of creating an artistic focal point in a garden.

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Check out the article! http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/5747226/list/Ornament-Your-Garden-the-Artful-Way

Corbin Residence: “A spectacular garden to match a spectacular home.”

By Melanie | Published: December 20th, 2012

This recently completed landscape is a true testament to fantastic clients. We started the project by asking them for their wish list.  This is what they said, “Make it water conscious but look good, and we hate to see the ugly dirt on the ground.”

So we added light, color and sound and used various contrasting pebbles to create a striking curvaceous pattern on the ground to lead you through the garden.

The accent succulent plantings add color, form and texture to the ground, and the fountains provide sound to this space.

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Tranquility

By Melanie | Published: December 18th, 2012

A touch of fountain with a bit of boulder – then enjoy tranquility!

It’s always great to add a water element to enhance the sight and sound of your garden. Water features are excellent focal points in a landscape by adding another level of interest.

Check out the process for installing this amazing water feature.

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When going mini – think Jewel Garden!

By Melanie | Published: December 13th, 2012

We just recently finished this fabulous garden for a friend of ours. She has great taste since she is also a graphic artist and designer herself.

Check out her web site at thumbnaildesign.com

Any small outdoor area can be livened up with an addition of a garden. This mini jewel garden adds color and texture to a home with a variety of plants and finishes. Succulent plantings and pebbled hardscape provide a great solution for low maintenance garden which is also water conscious.

The use of striking color sets off the concrete wall and brings attention to the entry way to the house.

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HOLIDAY Gift Ideas…

By Melanie | Published: December 12th, 2012

FUN & HAPPY succulents in a glass bowl!

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It’s also fun to make a DIY project at home. (more…)