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October 2014

Noted: Pathway Plantings That Please the Senses via Houzz

Pathway Plantings That Please the Senses Traditional Landscape by Minneapolis Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens A walkway that strides through grass will certainly get you from point A to point B. But that same path becomes a delightful sensory experience when lined with beautiful plantings. Check out this gallery of images for […]

Collect both horticultural and garden design books…from A Gardener’s Notebook

  “The next item to consider for your gardening library is establishing a balance between books filled with information — latin names, identifying marks, propagation tips –and books that focus on theory and design. You want a few of each as you will need both sides of the equation. Informational books can help you in […]

Photo: Harvest Time via #instagram #fall #halloween

Previously in my Instagram Photos… Read more on this topic: Video: Fall Color 2013 in the San Fernando Valley Video: Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001 Video: In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012 Photo: Onions from the Garden via #instagram Video: In the garden…July 25, 2013: Onion Harvest

Garden Alphabet: Agave americana

Agave americana These agave are prominent all over the Southwest and used extensively in desert landscapes and even in the middle of lawns. Their large size and fairly long life make them a striking focal point of any garden. These agave are found on the grounds of the nearby Los Encinos State Historic Park, one […]

Noted: Ground Force: 10 Top Ground Covers for Your Garden via Houzz

Ground Force: 10 Top Ground Covers for Your Garden via Houzz Traditional Landscape by Sydney Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Arthur Lathouris Garden Designer   Leaving your soil uncovered in the garden is a bit like walking around in the hot sun with no hat — you’re asking for trouble. Bare soil is a magnet […]

Noted: Great Design Plant: Purple Needle Grass, California’s State Grass via Houzz

Great Design Plant: Purple Needle Grass, California’s State Grass via Houzz Landscape by San Francisco Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Pete Veilleux, East Bay Wilds Selected as the official California state grass in 2004, purple needle grass (Stipa pulchra) has a tough constitution and showy awns, making this native bunchgrass an option for low-water home […]

Garden Decor: Lovely Mirror in the Garden

Lovely mirror in the garden I have a large mirror repurposed in a much more rustic way in my garden, but this formal arrangement is very lovely. It would take a bit of work and the right salvage pieces, but I think it could be recreated in your own garden. Mirrors help to expand small gardens by […]