DESIGN GALLERY

horticulture + design GALLERY

Solana Beach front yard retreat
Solana Beach front yard retreat

New fence, flagstone seating, planting, and veggie beds give this front yard a lot of function and style.

Solana Beach Rock House
Solana Beach Rock House
Solana Beach Rock House
Solana Beach Rock House

Neighbor friendly seating. Front courtyards are the best!

Solana Beach Rock House
Solana Beach Rock House

Entry design

Monkey flower in the afternoon light
Monkey flower in the afternoon light
Quilter's Garden
Quilter's Garden

Daybed sits on cement tile rug set with saltillo tiles.

Carlsbad Quilter's Garden
Carlsbad Quilter's Garden

Janus et cie chair with our "fescue foot rest" and verbena

Carlsbad Quilter's Garden
Carlsbad Quilter's Garden

Mercury Mosaics tile "water trough" radiating from reciruculating water feature

Enchanting side yard entry
Enchanting side yard entry

New stucco wall, gate and arch to blend with existing house.

Client's enjoying new yard
Client's enjoying new yard
Native woodland garden
Native woodland garden
California fuchsia
California fuchsia
Bold accents
Bold accents
Freshly installed, Encinitas
Freshly installed, Encinitas
Point Loma front entry
Point Loma front entry
Point Loma corner lot
Point Loma corner lot

Low maintenance creek bed and planting give modern casual aesthetic without the upkeep

Finishing Touches
Finishing Touches

Trio of pots, string of lights

La Jolla Planting
La Jolla Planting

Collaboration with home developers

La Jolla Planting
La Jolla Planting
Citrus and succulents
Citrus and succulents
Entertainer's backyard
Entertainer's backyard

From lawn to patio, firepit grill and bar.

Firepit with Arizona flagstone
Firepit with Arizona flagstone
Rockroses, sages and rosemar
Rockroses, sages and rosemar
Colorful erosion control
Colorful erosion control
Kensignton Courtyard
Kensignton Courtyard
Del Mar shades of green landscape
Del Mar shades of green landscape
Sea of sages
Sea of sages
Succulents and natives playing well
Succulents and natives playing well
Modern Solana Beach
Modern Solana Beach

Transformed from Ranch home to contemporary beach house. We worked with contractors leaving no detail overlooked.

Modern Solana Beach
Modern Solana Beach
The Process
The Process

Design process for Zen inspired front entry with custom water feature.

Collaboration with Elemental
Collaboration with Elemental

Narrow back yard lawn gets transformed in outdoor rooms with edge and plants.

Normal Heights Charm
Normal Heights Charm

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
Asian garden meets California

Asian garden meets California. ElementalDesign.com

Asian Garden
Asian Garden

Asian California garden in what was once all weeds. www.ElementalDesign.com

Native and Mediterranean Front Gard
Native and Mediterranean Front Gard

Native and Mediterranean Front Garden. www.ElementalDesign.com

Front Yard Border Planting
Front Yard Border Planting

In this coastal garden grasses, succulents and dwarf conifers all play along nicely together.

Chamomile, yarrow + thyme lawn
Chamomile, yarrow + thyme lawn

Chamomile, yarrow + thyme lawn in new cottage garden design. www.ElementalDesign.com

Oak Woodland Bocce Court
Oak Woodland Bocce Court

Unused side yard transformed into oak woodland bocce court with ferns, heuchera, bay / toyon hedge and boulder seating.

CA native front garden
CA native front garden

CA native front garden. ElementalDesign.com

Contrast
Contrast

Coprosma, meet Leonotis.

Soquel Front Courtyard
Soquel Front Courtyard
Atherton Cape Cod
Atherton Cape Cod

Lilies, nepeta, lambs ears and roses at Peninsula Cape Cod style home.

Cottage Wonderland
Cottage Wonderland

Previously dead lawn. Heuchera, lavender, geraniums, abutilon surround a flagstone patio and herbs grow around the birdbath in Santa Cruz, CA.

Integrated Edibles
Integrated Edibles

Chard and berries growing among ornamentals. Photo by M. Sophia Santiago

Sunny Lawn Loser
Sunny Lawn Loser

From lawn to low water pollinator attracting color

Waterwise Clairemont Curb Appeal
Waterwise Clairemont Curb Appeal

Drought tolerant front lawn replacement, San Diego.

Atherton Cape Cod
Atherton Cape Cod

California Cottage meets Cape Cod in Atherton rear yard design.

Jewel Box
Jewel Box

Jewel toned waterwise front yard makeover in Jewel Box, Capitola.

Pot Scaping
Pot Scaping

Pot-scaping, Los Altos, CA

Polinator Courtyard
Polinator Courtyard

Raised fieldstone beds planted with natives, herbs and edibles surrounded by flagstone.

Potscaping
Potscaping
Aesthethic Pruning
Aesthethic Pruning
Atherton Cape Cod
Atherton Cape Cod
Soquel Front Courtyard
Soquel Front Courtyard

Native grass lawn, recycled pavers, sonoma boulders in freshly installed front courtyard retreat

Fremont Older
Fremont Older

Spring at historic Woodhills Home on Fremont Older Open Space Preserve where I've been providing horticultural services since 2008

Fremont Older
Fremont Older

Aesthetic pruning on old Dr Hurd manzanita

Hobbit Hole
Hobbit Hole

Hobbit sauna nestled in Santa Cruz backyard

Water Feature
Water Feature

Custom pot water feature at home front entryway.

Backyard Retreat
Backyard Retreat

Bouganvileea and daylilies with Quan Yin in background