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Specializing in colorful, water-conserving gardens

Specializing in colorful, water-conserving gardens

Southwest Garden

  • Grand sweeps of orange African daisies deliver a double dose of beauty. Their frosty, green-gray foliage frames the bolder hues of the Agave guiengola's smooth leaves. And the brilliance of their flowers is repeated across the slope, in the billowy yellow Mexican marigolds, golden Hummel's Sunset jade, glowing sticks on fire, bronze sedge and even the terra cotta of the chimenea.

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Succulents and More


Ortega Ridge

Succulents and other rugged plants abound on this windswept hillside. The clients had already installed the hardscape and three plump Agave guiengolas, but the remaining earth lay bare. We aligned the plants with the southwest style of the house, installing golden barrel cactus, agaves and a variety of succulents, including golden jade tree and sticks on fire.

Softer, finer textured plants, including Santa Barbara daisies, orange African daisies, blue oat grass and dymondia line the main walkways, while tufts of burnished bronze sedge and carefully placed stones circle the decorative birdbath.

Robust purple-blooming pride of Madeira and gold-blooming Mexican marigold will continue to gain size, their mounded forms mimicking the boulders, which in turn reflect the grandeur of the sandstone-studded foothills on the horizon.