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Pick of the Week.

Euphorbia grandicornis is our pick of the week!

This cactus has spiky and spiny triangular stems that are edged with sharp light gray-white double spikes all down the length creating an ominous appearance. When full size Grandicornis can reach 6 feet in overall height and spread up to 6 feet in width. As prickly as this one is, we sure do think it's pretty.

Summer in the meadow garden...

Here is a quick peek at one of our stunning meadow gardens in Topanga Canyon that is thriving. A mix of Agastache Scintillation, Leonotis leonura, Muhlenbergia rigens, and much more. 

Best Professional Landscape 2017 Winner : Private Dry Garden in LA

We are happy to announce that we have won first place in the Gardenista 2017 Design Awards in the Professional Landscape Category! We love this project and are very proud to have it recognized by Gardenista. We were among five other projects and voting took place over a few weeks time. The voters chose us and we could not be more thankful!

This Contemporary City Retreat is located in Hollywood. We used all drought tolerant materials and combined a textured sea of black San Quintin river stones, graphic concrete, Corten steel,  and wide array of colorful succulents and mature olive trees into an inspired retreat in the heart of the city. We worked in collaboration with JACOBSCHANG Architecture with photography by Michael Wells. A short Q&A about the project can be found at

You can also see more photos in the projects section of our site.


Water Wise Manzanitas

We love Manzanitas!! They are not only extremely beautiful but they are highly drought-tolerant. With picturesque bark and attractive flowers and berries they make themselves an ideal addition to any southern California garden.

Manzanitas come in many sizes and growth patterns which make them useful as ornamental plants in gardens.  One of our favorites is emerald carpet, a low-growing shrub 10 to 16 inches tall that spreads to 3-6 feet wide. It is very compact and dense with small glossy deep green leaves (it’s leaf color is brilliant all year) that nearly hide the attractive cinnamon red stems with exfoliating bark. Small white flowers appear in mid-winter through spring and are followed by red fruit - flowering is somewhat sparse on this cultivar but its attractive form and foliage makes up for this. It is a great ground cover between a lawn and more drought tolerant plants or as a non-walkable lawn substitute. Beauty and brains... what more could you ask for!