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Menlo Park Construction Progress

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The Menlo Park project site was originally home to a modest house on a quarter acre lot, surrounded by fruit trees. Our client wanted to build a new house for their young family and wanted landscape amenities such as a pool for the whole family to enjoy, concrete and stone patios, seating walls, driveway to… Read more »

Natural Boulders as Artistic Features

This week I will be selecting and placing boulders at one of our in-progress projects in Portola Valley, CA. This landscape gradually bleeds into the natural hillside, and the use of boulders as architectural elements, together with grasses and indigenous plants, helps blend our newly created landscape into the surrounding area. However, if we design… Read more »

Emerging boulder at The Huntington's Succulent Garden – Photographed by Adam Nugent

Espalier Trees For The Garden

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Chances are you have seen espaliered trees and thought they were stunning but impractical or too difficult to grow for the average home gardener. While they admittedly require more attention and pruning than the conventional form tree, these elegant additions to the landscape are worth the effort and provide a great excuse to get out… Read more »

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