Japanese maples and Nandinas as fine companion plants.
A cool spring morning, the Japanese Maples blend and complement each other.
A naturalized path down the hill.
If one plans out their 'hydrozones' well, one can have native manzanitas and oaks coexisting with Japanese Maples and apple trees (just blooming on the right.)
Designing with arbors, vines, spring-flowering plants and colorful foliage.
Detail of a path that makes it nice and easy to go from 'here' to 'there.'
Diversity of plant life to nurture wildlife (insects, birds, bees and even dogs.)
Planning for color and interest in all the seasons. Here fall colors are beginning.
Form, colors, contrast, textures, and seasonal variations.
Hummingbirds and bees love the Mexican Sage. Birds eat the Toyon berries. We love the colors, textures, and wildlife.
A new backyard vineyard in the late spring.
Wildflowers and vineyard 'cover crops' to feed the soil and our souls.
Fresh, homegrown grapes to pick and eat or make wine...