Landscape Design Blog

Landscaping in the Tehachapi, and surrounding Kern County

Textures- A Study In Contrasts

When designing a beautiful garden there is so much that goes into the process. A very significant part of choosing plants is considering their textures. Getting the correct balance of corse and fine texture adds interest and excitement to the […]

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Lovely Lilacs

One of the pleasures of living in Tehachapi is enjoying Lilacs (Syringa) in spring. Their requirements for winter chill and alkaline soil make them a natural choice for the garden that would benefit from a large shrub. There are literally […]

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April Showers…

I can’t believe the month of April has flown by so quickly! The shower of business I usually experience in March was a bit delayed this year, and hit me with deluge force in April. I wish I could say […]

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Busy Bees! Top Five Tehachapi Native Plants to Attract Bees

Bees: All gardens need pollinators, and bees are among the best. In California alone 42 different crops rely directly on bee pollination. Without them there would be very few flowers, fruits and vegetables. In addition to being great pollinators there […]

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Gardening Through Grief

People we cherish leave an indelible impression on our hearts. When we want to keep their memory alive in a  meaningful way, we consider a variety of ways we can do that. One thing that I have done through the […]

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