California Native Plants

Ask me about creating a California native plant palette suited to the area you live in.

Landscape Plans

Unique plant palettes, precise CAD plans, landscape photo imaging, 3D rendering and web conferencing during the design development phase.

Design Details

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Landscape Photo Imaging

Shown below is an imaged view of a landscape design followed by a photo of the yard after installation.

Waterwise Transformation

Before Design

An unused lawn is replaced with a flagstone patio, flagstone stepping stones, low water use plants, gravel and a small vegetable garden.

After Installation

Native Carex Lawn

In the example below, a native Carex lawn has been planted with flowering shrubs and perennials.

Designing for Small Spaces

Townhouse Patio, Garden Room

Small spaces can present an interesting challenge as every square inch must be carefully considered and utilized - the end result being cozy and comfortable, outdoor garden room, living areas.

Townhouse Patio, Garden Room
Townhouse Patio, Garden Room

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Tree of Life Nursery

The largest grower of California native plants, Tree of Life offers a catalog of species from California’s many and diverse plant communities. Visit their retail nursery in San Juan Capistrano. For directions or to learn more about the native plants that they grow, visit their website at:

The Succulent Source

Based in southern California, the Succulent Source ships 2" and 4" succulents nationwide. I have used their beautiful succulents in live wall installations. They are packaged with care and arrive in perfect condition. For more info about the species that they grow, visit:


High Country Gardens

Mail order, low-water use plants - famous for their beautiful Agastache (Hummingbird Mint) varieties.

Annie's Annuuals

Annuals, perennials, succulents and wildflowers.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: California native plants

Desert Botanical Garden: Sonoran Desert plants as well as desert plants of the world

San Marcos Growers

Even though San Marcos growers is a wholesale nursery that sells exclusively to the landscape trade, their website offers lots of information about the plants that they sell. Use it as a reference guide.


Services - Santa Barbara

The Solar Energy Company - providing: solar pool heating, domestic hot water and solar electric.


Arborist Rick Rudnick and his crew specialize in the art of fine pruning and tree care. Rick services Santa Barbara county, Ventura county, L.A. county and other locations statewide. For more information, please visit:


Pacific Green Construction Landscape

Landscape construction, organic property maintenance and property management, residential and commercial - quality craftsmanship with friendly service.

Duet Interior Design

"Creating harmony for interior spaces"


Island Seed & Feed - Organic Products

A great place to purchase organic fertilizers and pest control products in the Santa Barbara area. The owners and staff are friendly and knowledgeable and are able to answer many questions regarding common landscape and pest problems. They are located at 29 S. Fairview in Goleta, phone# 805.967.5262, or visit them online at

Rainwater Harvesting

Learn about rainwater harvesting and purchase Brad Lancaster's Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 at:




When To Plant - An app from Mother Earth News

A helpful and informative app for those just getting started with growing vegetables at home.

Seed Savers Exchange - Buy heirloom seeds online at:


Santa Barbara Landscape Paintings:

Architecture An interesting, upbeat blog, by architect/writer John Hill.

PLANTS TOXIC TO PETS:- referred by Jessica Petterson


How To Use Container Gardening When Your Growing Space Sucks by Kevin Rodrigues

GARDENING WITH KIDS: referred by Emily

LAWN CARE: referred by Tyler


9 Ways Your Home Might Be Killing Your Landscape by Ron Neal


Weedeaters by Jake


Backyard Ideas


Top 10 Deadly Poisonous Plants by Peter


Beginning Home Gardening Guide - referred by Angela

Home Gardening Guide

A Kid's Guide to Gardening - referred by Natalie

House Choosing Checklist - referred by Grant Winrich


Beginners Guide to Gardening by Stacy Johnna

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