Monthly Archives: January 2014


Brilliant Blossoms for your Winter Garden

For a big “pop” of color in your Southern California winter garden, try easy to grow Aloe from South Africa.  If you’re removing your thirsty turfgrass lawn and looking for plants that give a variety of color throughout the different seasons, this can be a terrific addition to your plant palette.  Green all year, then – WOW! in winter.

Aloe arborescens displays it's bright orange flowers in January

Come see me at the Landscape Industry Show

Please stop by next week at the Landscape Industry Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  I’ll be at the Association of Professional Landscape Designers’ (APLD) booth in the morning of Thursday, January 30th and would be delighted to say “Hi” and talk with you about your landscape plans.  See http://www.clca.org/lis/ for more information about […]


Wildlife habitat surrounding quiet seating area

Courtyard gardens increase your living space

One of the  hot new trends in Landscape Design is the development of Courtyard Gardens.           Courtyards  can be outdoor living spaces like this one in a private back yard surrounded by the beautiful scents of flowers & foliage.             Courtyards can also be designed for […]