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Thursday, September 30, 2010

planted waterfeature at Hearst Castle

This beautiful fountain is planted with simple lilies that bloom white and yellow on the surface and freshwater aquatic grass underneath that helps the fish hide from raccoons. This fountain is in a courtyard at Hearst Castle.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bed of Echinacea flowers

Sometimes you get the most punch out of a flower or simple shrub when you plant a large group of just one variety like the Echinacea 'Susie'. Echinacea don't last all year, but when they are up and blooming they create a nice show.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Toxic soil

Contractors from different trades don't think about how their work affects everyone else. You have to keep an eye on everyone to make sure your landscape will be beautiful. Many times concrete test pits, left over paint and other chemicals like this wood stain are thrown out on the same soil to be amended and planted. This will stay in the soil, making the soil toxic to the plants and you may never know why your plants aren't doing well or dying in this area.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mown lawn path through meadow

Turning a large open space into a natural meadow instead of a water wasting lawn is very popular these days. There are many non-invasive, native grasses to choose from that are beautiful when they are green as well as when they are dormant and golden yellow. Mowing a path through a natural grass meadow creates a beautiful contrast and experience.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

eco-lawn meadow grass

This is a new seed mix that creates a nice, low meadow grass that has low watering requirements and works in the shade as well as the sun.