This project was the result of a customer who wanted "one of everything" and a designer who listened. The results are essentially a destination in and of itself. This garden has been featured in several magazine publications such as San Diego Home and Garden and Country Living, to name a few. The home owner hosts several garden tours a year as well as workshops and fundraiser events. The garden is extremely photogenic and there really is no bad angle to take a photo from. This is a very special garden that gets better with age as the specimens develop over time.
Carmel Mountain Residential
This is a residential project that was transformed from a common landscape of turf grass, Agapanthus and other common pedestrian shrubs to a succulent plant palette that adds multi-dimensional color, texture and interest. The use of 3/8" rock throughout creates a perfect foil to show off the plantings. The larger texture rock helps to break things up a little bit and add another element to each space. This project offers a good idea of how one can turn their common, residential landscape into something dramatic and magazine ready.
Scripps Ranch Residential
This residential project was a practice in enhancing the broad, open front yard, planting under a large existing Coast Live Oak tree all while taking into account entrance the existing contemporary lines of the house and hardscape. Also, maintaining the sweeping views from the back yard needed to be taken into account as well.
Vista Estate Entry
This is a large scale lawn renovation project that was completed before lawn removal was fashionable. The lawn area alone covered roughly 1/2 acre and was the entrance to the clients 5 acre estate. Something big and dramatic was necessary to complement the large space. As a result, mass plantings of succulents were used to provide color and textural interest while large succulent specimens were installed to go along with the large existing palm trees. Boulders from the property were moved and set in place. The result?...Welcome home.
Escondido Residential Slopes
Ahh the infamous residential slope. Many people have them and don't know what to do with them. This project consisted of 3 different slopes that surrounded the front of the house. It gives a good idea od what can be done with a slope. I like to landscape slopes as if they were a flat area that has then been raised up on an incline. Of course, proper plant selection is also very important. In this case I used a palette that provides color, texture and interest all year long. A fun project that has gotten better with time.
There are many landscapers out there who only want the big projects. While I have the ability to do the big projects and have done the big projects, it is the small projects that I find are highly customizeable and very unique in their own way. This photo gallery shows some of the different variation on the small scale landscape.