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Latest Articles

Flowers for a Dry California

Native Penstemon and Erigeron blooming at a project site in the North Bay. Source: Terra Ferma Landscapes – Woodlands Getaway Our firm works in the San Francisco Bay area. California is living through a remarkably severe and long-lasting drought. Water is always on our minds, and it becomes especially significant when our clients ask us… Read more »


Water Features

The Bay Area is in a severe drought and it’s hard to foresee the benefits of incorporating a water feature into any landscape improvements however there are ways to get what you want while at the same time being water-wise. We are inherently drawn to in their natural (oceans, lakes, ponds, rivers) and man-made (pools,… Read more »

Studio Re-design!

Spring and Summer brought exciting change for the designers of Terra Ferma Landscapes. When the neighboring office became vacant we seized the opportunity to expand and undergo a major office remodel. Our design studio is within a dual level office building with mid-century influence. The studio used to consist of three connected office spaces, partitioned… Read more »


Meet Our New Fine Gardening Manager

I would like to take a few minutes to introduce Jen Hebert, our new Fine Gardening Manager. Jen Hebert is a native of New England and grew up on a farm in Princeton, Massachusetts where she planted her first vegetable garden at age five.  Following her years of business and horticultural studies at University of… Read more »

Soft Joints: Plants for Stepping Stone Paths

Circulation around your landscape is just as important as the design elements themselves. In fact, the design aesthetic directly influences the materials selection for each pathway. Stepping stone (or paver) paths are a popular design feature that can introduce plant material to an otherwise hardscape dominant palette. Planting between pavers is a good solution for… Read more »


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