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The Second of a Series: With San Diego’s water rates soaring to new heights, the terms ‘excess’ and ‘water’ cannot be combined anymore in landscaping. Why let this precious resource escape into the storm drain? Instead, we want to capture … Continue reading
The October 2013 edition of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles hit the newsstands this week, with an excellent article by Mary James discussing permeable paving, i.e. hardscape surfaces that allow water to penetrate into the soil below. I feel strongly about the … Continue reading
One of the many pleasures of living and landscaping in San Diego is in growing many varieties of plants outdoors that will not survive elsewhere in the country. Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’ provides us another stunner… Continue reading
This driveable parking surface in Del Mar, CA runs parallel to a narrow road with no street parking. A driveable paving system had been installed to intertwine with artificial turf Continue reading
This interesting plant is newer introduction by Monrovia gardens, a hybrid of the Cordyline species annointed as ‘Festival Grass’. Continue reading
Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia). This native is the chapparal community’s showiest shrub from late fall through winter. It can be seen in the coastal canyons and throughout the foothills of San Diego county Continue reading
(San Diego Landscaping and Design features one landscape plant each week that is seasonally in its prime, highlighting its outstanding features and recommending it as an excellent, durable addition to San Diego gardens) Trailing Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – Its has … Continue reading
Creating and maintaining a defensible outdoor space to help a home survive wildfires is a priority in many San Diego areas and throughout California. Continue reading
We Southern Californians are spoiled by weather – it has been drizzling and overcast here for three days and to listen to people complain, you’d think it had been three weeks. The sun did come out long enough to illuminate … Continue reading
I was driving around San Diego looking at landscapes and saw this entry in San Diego. Nice design statement – love the gate.