DESIGN GALLERY

horticulture + design GALLERY

Normal Heights Charm
New planting, columns, hardscape and architectural accents to highlight this beautiful historic Spanish Revival style home in Normal Heights, San Diego.
Edibles meet Natives
Aeonium
Shining in front of new fence and built in bench
Clairemont Succulent Garden
Front lawn transforms into colorful waterwise garden with mini courtyard.
Hopping Kangaroo Paws
Kangaroo Paws jump above the new fence which frames the mini courtyard and built-in seating at San Diego residence
Polinator Courtyard
Drystack raised beds in front courtyard are home to natives and edibles.
Live Oak woodland garden
Bold Color
We loved the new paint color for this beach home... and the pops of coral against it.
Mission Hills Lawn Loser
Swapped out the front lawn for boulders, paths and CA native and Mediterranean region plants full of color.
Integrated Edibles in Clairemont
Kangaroos, grasses mixed with grapes, kale, onions, arugula, herbs and the list goes on!
Mission Hills Lawn Loser
Swapped out the front lawn for boulders, paths and CA native and Mediterranean region plants full of color.
Mission Hills Lawn Loser
Swapped out the lawn for boulders, paths and CA native and Mediterranean region plants full of color.
Raised beds and guest house
Huge back lawn was transformed into multifunctional space
Garden Art
Fun with garden art on installation day for San Diego lawn removal
From Lawn to Succulence
Huge back lawn was transformed into multifunctional space
Fruit Tree Espalier
CA native front garden
CA native front garden. ElementalDesign.com
Outdoor Rooms
Narrow back yard lawn gets transformed in outdoor rooms with edge and plants. Collaboration with Elemental
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Succulent Pot Scaping
Chamomile, yarrow + thyme lawn
Chamomile, yarrow + thyme lawn in new cottage garden design. www.ElementalDesign.com
Kind of Blue
Monochromatic border planting of senecio, culinary sage and kale in integrated edible Clairemont San Diego garden
Boulder Seating
Santa Cruz backyard lawn removal transformed into gravel patio with boulder seating, low water plantings and fire pit.
Home Vineyard
Dramatic mass plantings of Provence lavender and teucrium on home vineyard
Waterwise Color
Colorful carefree low water border planting
Landscape Scribbles
Perspective sketch for native San Diego front yard
Oak Woodland Bocce Court
Unused side yard transformed into oak woodland bocce court with ferns, heuchera, bay / toyon hedge and boulder seating.
Aptos Lawn Loser
Pacific reed grass yarrow and other perennials in CA coastal front lawn removal design
Collaboration with Elemental
Narrow back yard lawn gets transformed in outdoor rooms with edge and plants.
Asian Garden
Asian California garden in what was once all weeds. www.ElementalDesign.com
Yerba Buena Stepping Stones
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The Process
Design process for Zen inspired front entry with custom water feature.
Collaboration with Elemental
Narrow back yard lawn gets transformed in outdoor rooms with edge and plants.
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. ElementalDesign.com
Asian Garden
Asian California garden in what was once all weeds. www.ElementalDesign.com
Native and Mediterranean Front Gard
Native and Mediterranean Front Garden. www.ElementalDesign.com
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 in new cottage garden design. www.ElementalDesign.com
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. ElementalDesign.com
Contrast
Coprosma, meet Leonotis.
Soquel Front Courtyard
Atherton Cape Cod
Lilies, nepeta, lambs ears and roses at Peninsula Cape Cod style home.
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
Chard and berries growing among ornamentals. Photo by M. Sophia Santiago
Sunny Lawn Loser
From lawn to low water pollinator attracting color
Waterwise Clairemont Curb Appeal
Drought tolerant front lawn replacement, San Diego.
Atherton Cape Cod
California Cottage meets Cape Cod in Atherton rear yard design.
Jewel Box
Jewel toned waterwise front yard makeover in Jewel Box, Capitola.
Pot Scaping
Pot-scaping, Los Altos, CA
Polinator Courtyard
Raised fieldstone beds planted with natives, herbs and edibles surrounded by flagstone.
Potscaping
Aesthethic Pruning
Atherton Cape Cod
Soquel Front Courtyard
Native grass lawn, recycled pavers, sonoma boulders in freshly installed front courtyard retreat
Fremont Older
Spring at historic Woodhills Home on Fremont Older Open Space Preserve where I've been providing horticultural services since 2008
Fremont Older
Aesthetic pruning on old Dr Hurd manzanita
Hobbit Hole
Hobbit sauna nestled in Santa Cruz backyard
Water Feature
Custom pot water feature at home front entryway.
Backyard Retreat
Bouganvileea and daylilies with Quan Yin in background
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Garden Art

Fun with garden art on installation day for San Diego lawn removal