How To Create A Native Coastal Garden
Landscape designer Matt Leacy of Landart Landcapes, shares his top plant picks for creating a native Australian garden in a coastal environment.
Succulents by the sea: Cambria Shores Inn
A blog about water-wise gardening with succulents and plants from Mediterranean climates around the world. Garden visits, book reviews, too.
A Natural Path - Lankford Associates Landscape Architects
A jaw-dropping casual path winding across a superb mix of drought resistant and salt friendly plantings. This naturalistic, colorful and low maintenance scene has been brilliantly created by Lankford Associates Landscape Architects, using 3 drought resistant perennials, a long-lasting blooming shrub and a couple of ornamental grasses.
Four Views of the Coast Garden
Isn't it amazing how physical perspective can change a garden? Below are four views of the same section of the garden we built on Coos Bay.
How to steal a view for your garden
Garden designers have a trick for making the most of the views in your garden: They borrow scenery from the neighbors — or from the nature and architecture around you.
Bernard Trainor Wrests a Big Sur Landscape Back from the Edge - Cottages & Gardens
Bernard Trainor’s first impression of the land surrounding a house on a stretch of Big Sur coast was that it felt dispirited and inhospitable: A harsh climate of drenching rains, mists and howling winds had taken its toll and left the property fractured from its stunning Pacific view. Responding to the sound of crashing waves, his intuition told him to simply uncover a sense of place.
Creeping Mother of Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) 100+Seeds
Creeping Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum Mother of Thyme) - Edge the borders of your herb, flower or vegetable garden with Mother of Thyme seed. It is low-growing and spreading, with spikes of lavender bloom clusters. Mother of Thyme blooms all summer long, and the foliage is an evergreen in most locations.
Design School: Massing One Plant for Impact
If you follow this blog, you hear us talk often about how great this or that plant looks "in mass" or "massed." You might wonder just what we mean by that--what