Landscape Ideas


Fantastic Fall Colors

If four-season color is what you seek in your California landscape, we have some fantastic ideas to make it happen. Brilliant fall color is not just an East Coast thing; there are loads of possibilities when it comes to creating spectacular autumn color in mild climates, from trees to shrubs to vines in glowing shades […] read more

Cascading Gardens

Take your garden to the next level with gorgeous plants that soften the hard edges as they cascade over vertical surfaces. read more

Hedges and Screenings

Are you looking for some creative ideas for your garden, but feel like you’re staring at a blank wall? Transform that blank wall with exceptional hedges that help you take a break from the world, the wind, and the sun. Whether you want to achieve a bit more privacy, add classic touches to your garden […] read more

Great Grasses and Grass-like Plants

Put away your mower and relax to the rustle and sway of ornamental grasses. Plant your own sun-drenched meadow or enjoy their graceful forms and year-round color along walkways and in containers. A tidy low-maintenance choice around pools and ponds, ornamental grasses are just as lovely in rock gardens. There are so many forms, colors, […] read more

Selected Succulents for California Landscapes

A succulent is any plant that stores water in juicy leaves, stems or roots to withstand periodic drought. Technically speaking, even Epidendrums are a part of this large family of plants! But most landscape professionals associate succulents with desert-style plants. Bring a touch of the Southwest to any landscape design Succulent plants provide dramatic, sculptured […] read more

Leaves of Accents

Spice up your leafy greens with style and diversity. A full menu of foliage colors and forms will get you almost any look you can imagine. After flowers have faded, a range of colorful foliage remains vibrant for multi-season interest. Or choose a more subdued palette and let contrasts in texture take the forefront. Another […] read more

Birdscaping for a Bird-Friendly Garden

Birdscaping for a Bird-Friendly Garden Beauty, color and song are just a few benefits of birdscaping. Creating a sheltered haven for birds offers a unique opportunity to observe flittering wildlife in a lovely natural sanctuary. Birds are also a boon to pest control as they dine heartily on insect pests. The secret to a bird-friendly […] read more

Bee Happy, Bee Friendly Plants for California

Would you like to be a BFF to bees? Invite them to a tasty smorgasbord of sweet, fragrant delights. Your garden will benefit from an aesthetically beautiful interpretation of nature while keeping our hard-working pollinators healthy and happy. Bees do so much for us, pollinating 80% of the fruits and vegetables we eat, that the […] read more

Unique Plants for a Distinctive Landscape

Form and color are distinguishing factors in all artistic designs, landscape design being no exception. New and unusual plants play an important role in the landscaper’s palette, as are underutilized plants from exotic locations. They add drama, harmony, and interest to differentiate the adventurous from the predictable. The juxtaposition of strong, sculptural plants against a […] read more

Fantastic Ferns

Ancient and enchanting, ferns thrive in shady spots where little else grows. The seemingly fragile fern harks back to the time of the dinosaurs, surviving and thriving over the millennia in cool green forests and enchanted glens. Available in a range of textures, ferns lend an air of grace and tranquility to woodland gardens or […] read more
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