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Latest Articles

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 »

2014 Employee Holiday Re-Cap

Hope you had a great Holidays! We know our staff did! Take a look what they were up to this Holiday Season.   Brian Koch – “I had a great break with the Family. As you may or may not be aware, December is my favorite time of the year and the Holiday spirit was… Read more »

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Happy Holidays!

Atherton Pool

As 2014, comes to a close we would like to look back on some of our projects that we completed this year. Atherton Design Working with Aleck Wilson Architects and Moroso Construction, our design studio worked on this project for two years, fleshing out design details and holding weekly meetings during the construction process. The… Read more »

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