Landscape Design Blog

Landscaping in the Tehachapi, and surrounding Kern County

Hosting a Garden Wedding: There’s No Place Like Home!

planning a garden wedding

In the not too distant past my husband and I hosted the wedding of our youngest son at our home. The October wedding was beautiful and memorable and absolutely perfectly imperfect. It is no small undertaking to have a wedding […]


Asking For More While Using Less: Bringing Nature Home to the Water Wise Garden

Drought is a fact of life in California. Having lived here all my life I have observed a cycle that goes like this: It appears we may be in a drought, we are in a drought, we may be coming […]


Growing Your Own in California

In our crazy busy lives carving out a little space for something that forces you to slow down and enjoy nature is soothing to the mind and body. Creating a small garden in California is within reach for even the most […]


Cashiers North Carolina Garden Study Group Trip

I am in Cashiers North Carolina this week at a landscape design studio with Mary Palmer and Hugh Dargan. Dargan Landscape Architects are celebrating 40 years of business and I am privileged to be part of a group studying gardens on site […]


Revisiting Germander

Today I am inspired to revisit one of my favorite plants. There was an online request made by a landscape designer visiting the Association of Professional Landscape Designers forum asking for plant suggestions that would work for a drought tolerant, […]