horticulture + design GALLERY
New fence, flagstone seating, planting, and veggie beds give this front yard a lot of function and style.
Neighbor friendly seating. Front courtyards are the best!
Daybed sits on cement tile rug set with saltillo tiles.
Janus et cie chair with our "fescue foot rest" and verbena
Mercury Mosaics tile "water trough" radiating from reciruculating water feature
New stucco wall, gate and arch to blend with existing house.
Low maintenance creek bed and planting give modern casual aesthetic without the upkeep
Trio of pots, string of lights
Collaboration with home developers
From lawn to patio, firepit grill and bar.
Transformed from Ranch home to contemporary beach house. We worked with contractors leaving no detail overlooked.
Design process for Zen inspired front entry with custom water feature.
Narrow back yard lawn gets transformed in outdoor rooms with edge and plants.
Urbanite paths and patios re-use concrete from client's old driveway while dry creek bed manages water on long sloping lot in Normal Heights
Asian garden meets California. ElementalDesign.com
Asian California garden in what was once all weeds. www.ElementalDesign.com
Native and Mediterranean Front Garden. www.ElementalDesign.com
In this coastal garden grasses, succulents and dwarf conifers all play along nicely together.
Chamomile, yarrow + thyme lawn in new cottage garden design. www.ElementalDesign.com
Unused side yard transformed into oak woodland bocce court with ferns, heuchera, bay / toyon hedge and boulder seating.
CA native front garden. ElementalDesign.com
Coprosma, meet Leonotis.
Lilies, nepeta, lambs ears and roses at Peninsula Cape Cod style home.
Previously dead lawn. Heuchera, lavender, geraniums, abutilon surround a flagstone patio and herbs grow around the birdbath in Santa Cruz, CA.
Chard and berries growing among ornamentals. Photo by M. Sophia Santiago
From lawn to low water pollinator attracting color
Drought tolerant front lawn replacement, San Diego.
California Cottage meets Cape Cod in Atherton rear yard design.
Jewel toned waterwise front yard makeover in Jewel Box, Capitola.
Pot-scaping, Los Altos, CA
Raised fieldstone beds planted with natives, herbs and edibles surrounded by flagstone.
Native grass lawn, recycled pavers, sonoma boulders in freshly installed front courtyard retreat
Spring at historic Woodhills Home on Fremont Older Open Space Preserve where I've been providing horticultural services since 2008
Aesthetic pruning on old Dr Hurd manzanita
Hobbit sauna nestled in Santa Cruz backyard
Custom pot water feature at home front entryway.
Bouganvileea and daylilies with Quan Yin in background