Santa Barbara Independent Article : Profiles in Design: Donna Lynn
Unique plant palettes, precise CAD plans, landscape photo imaging, 3D rendering and web conferencing during the design development phase.
Shown below is an imaged view of a landscape design followed by a photo of the yard after installation.
An unused lawn is replaced with a flagstone patio, flagstone stepping stones, low water use plants, gravel and a small vegetable garden.
In the example below, a native Carex lawn has been planted with flowering shrubs and perennials.
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.
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: http://www.californianativeplants.com.
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: http://thesucculentsource.com
High Country Gardens
Mail order, low-water use plants - famous for their beautiful Agastache (Hummingbird Mint) varieties.
Desert Botanical Garden: Sonoran Desert plants as well as desert plants of the world
The Solar Energy Company - providing: solar pool heating, domestic hot water and solar electric. thesolarenergycompany.com
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: http://rickrudnickarborist.com
Pacific Green Construction Landscape
Landscape construction, organic property maintenance and property management, residential and commercial - quality craftsmanship with friendly service.
On a Mission Santa Barbara
Personal assistant and ambassador of good will and cheerfulness.
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 http://www.islandseed.com.
Learn about rainwater harvesting and purchase Brad Lancaster's Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 at: http://www.harvestingrainwater.com
When To Plant - An app from Mother Earth News
A helpful and informative app for those just getting started with growing vegetables at home.
Sustainable Hobbit House Architecture:
Garden Planting Calendar
Successful Container Gardening
Before You Make Your First Container Garden
Growing Plants Indoors & On Porches
Troubleshooting Indoor Plants
Top Herbs for a Kitchen Garden
Database of Plants Toxic to Pets
May your garden stay vibrant,