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Project | 01  A Garden that Feels Like a Hug

We worked with Adele to create an artful and functional garden for her multi-generational household to gather and play.  A blend of geometric shapes and a selection of California natives came together to create a timeless space that felt both inviting yet contained. Featured in Adele's garden were silver carpet (Dymondia margaretae), California fuchsia (Epilobium canum), seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus 'Wayne Roderick'), and lomandra (L. longifolia 'Arctic frost'). (Installed Summer 2022)

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Project | 02  Bill's Lawn Conversion

We were lucky to work with Bill and his daughter Sabrina on their big DIY lawn-busting project!  Drought-tolerant and California native Berkeley sedge (Carex tumulicola) replaced the thirsty, water-loving lawn joined by jewel-toned natives such as yarrow (Achillea millifolium), penstemon (P. heterophyllus x 'Margarita BOP'), sagebrush (Artemisia californica), and coral bells (Heuchera 'Wendy'). Congrats to our awesome clients whose hard work transformed their back yard into this true oasis for people and critters alike! (Installed 2021)

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Project | 03 Greg & Didi's Garden


This welcoming front yard garden contains many tough, water-wise plants that create a stunning seasonal display throughout the year. Included in Didi's garden were lavenders (Lavandula 'Provence'), lantana (Lantana 'New Gold'), penstemon (P. heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'), and Berkeley sedge (Carex tumulicola). (Installed 2019)

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Project | 04 Elegant Cottage Update

It was a joy collaborating with Judy who has designed many homes over the course of her life.  For her Menlo Park cottage renovation, she chose a pallet of silver plants to compliment the colors of her new home and stone walkways.  Cottage favorites such as Rosa ‘Iceberg’, grow along the fence.  Silver plants include: fruitless olive trees, Pittosporum ‘Marjorie Shannon’, coast rosemary (Westringia fruticosa), bush germander (Teucrium fruticans), liriope (Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’), variegated society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea ‘Variegata’), and silver and gold everlasting (Chrysocephalum apiculatum). Installed 2022.

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Project | 05 Monica's Backyard

Drought-tolerant sages (Salvia spp.), penstemon (P. heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'), California fuchsia (Epilobium canum), blue fescue grass (Festuca glauca), and succulents are the stars of this sweet, southwest-inspired backyard garden.  Client added her own touches to bring magic and whimsy to the landscape.  (Installed 2017)

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Project | 06 Wild Saxtons' Garden


This free-spirited garden is a haven for bees, butterflies, and neighborhood visitors!  Featuring fragrant native sages and lavender (Lavandula spp.), vivid California fuchsia (Epilobium canum), manzanita (Arctostaphylos 'Howard McMinn), and magenta rock purslane (Calandrinia spectabilis). (Installed Summer 2018)

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Project | 07 Monica's Welcome Garden


This relaxed Mediterranean garden soothes visitors and passerby with plantings of lavender (Lavandula spp.), sagebrush (Artemisia californica), and deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens).   (Installed 2017)

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