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.
Using the palettes below as points of departure, a unique plant palette is created for each client, based on individual taste and unique site conditions.
California Native: Plants from California's many and diverse plant communities, including Chaparral, Coastal, Oak Woodland, Redwood Woodland, Riparian and Sierra Nevada to name a few. Visit the Natives page to learn more about the way I design with natives.
Pollinator, Insectiary: Plants specifically chosen to attract benefical insects, butterflies, birds, hummingbirds and other pollinators. These
planting plans include trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, vines and bulbs that flower throughout the year, thereby providing nectar and food sources year 'round.