Friday, September 30, 2022

SUSTAINABLE OC GARDEN MAKEOVER

 It has been a minute or two since I have written a post or posted a video.  Truth be tole YouTube is not my bread and butter.  Rather designing landscapes is.  But I will still try to be here often if I can.  

In this video I show you a garden that I designed and how it looks after install.  This garden is located in Santa Ana.  The client wanted a drought tolerant look with an area in the back for raised bed gardening.  




Friday, June 24, 2022

MY GARDEN MAKEOEVER JUNE 2022

 I am that person that is not perfect, nor do I believe in such.  I make mistakes and sometimes I have a plant or two that has died.  This tragedy called for a refresh of my garden.  A much needed new life that had to be brought to the space.  

I started by bribing a friend with some lunch to come help me clean the space.  We literally took everything out of the space and cleaned.  Then put things back with the assumption of editing.  I had a bunch of metal planters that were rotted out that I left by the dumpster.  We have an unspoken rule in my condo complex that anything left by the dumpster is fare game.  Trust me they were gone in less than an hour.  

Then I took a few days to really just sleep on it and decide what plants I wanted.  My thought was to have a garden that was California native and edible California native.   This garden is an evolution and knowing me there may be more pots and plants added.  

The plants I used are as follows...

  • Ceanothus 'Blue Cascade' - Blue Cascade Ceanothus
  • Clinopodium douglasii - Yerba Buena
  • Various species of Dudleya 
  • Eriogonum cinereum - Ashyleaf Buckweat
  • Fragaria chiloensis - Beach Strawberry
  • Monardella odoratisisma - Mountain Coyote Mint
  • Salvia cedrosensis - Cedros Island Sage
All of my plant are from Tree Of Life Nursery  and most of the pottery is from Plant Depot.



Friday, March 4, 2022

KITCHEN LIGHT MAKEOVER

 After having my kitchen countertop done, it became clear the the light would also have to be done.  The florescent uglyness just had to go.  I knew that although it would be an extra expense, it would also be a nice addition to my property value and overall look of my home.