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Historic Sperling Nursery closing

Sometimes life is very hard to understand. Finding a silver lining or figuring out a place to file it is pointless. It just sucks. With tragic irony, the beloved Joni Mitchell is speechless and recently re-hospitalized in Los Angeles after an aneurysm. I can’t help but acknowledge this as I tell you that the Sperling […]

Don’t Terminate

I’ve had an incredible response to my post about those gravel fields passing for California-friendly gardens which are being installed everywhere.  A lot of people started to question what they REALLY wanted their yards to look like…how they wanted them to function…and how those decisions would impact the natural world around them. But I think […]

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

Hope Gardens promotes a more environmentally-conscious approach to landscaping. Fortunately, this can still mean a colorful garden, full of contrast and wonder. Adding paths and patios of DG and gravel as well as dry riverbeds and artificial grass elevate the design and usability of your landscape. Here’s some photos taken from our drought-tolerant yards both […]

Hardscape

Pea gravel circle in mulch Rock formation across decomposed granite (DG) and then mulch on the other side Simple stairs… Native plants in decomposed granite (DG) Mulch with river rock DG stairs and patio in mulch     DG patio in mulch Red flagstone with several sizes of mexican pebble and pea gravel Hardscape is […]