Hi all! I know design can seem very daunting so I wanted to share some ideas with you. When placing plants think about groupings, repetition, scale, height and follow the forms of your home and your hardscape. Here in this recent install we use complimentary and contrasting colors with unique heights and shapes. Let’s take […]
“Despite the gardener’s best intentions, nature will improvise.” Michael P. Garafalo Plant failure happens. And sometimes there’s no reason to be found. Weeds are a part of life and you will never be completely rid of them. There is no such thing as a maintenance-free, problem-free garden. There is no such thing as totally organic. […]
We define organic as natural, gentle, non-invasive and respectful.
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 […]
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 […]
1. Their gardens are ugly. Tiny plants in a grid covered in construction gravel. No. 2. They make you sign over your DWP rebate in its entirety. I allow my clients to spend their own money. If they wish, they can actually landscape their entire yard and still have pocket change. 3. You have little […]
Hope Gardens promotes a more environmentally-conscious approach to landscaping. Fortunately, this can still mean a colorful garden, full of contrast and wonder. Here’s some photos taken from our drought-tolerant yards both new and established. 2 months in 4 months in Save Save Save