Category : Front Yard Gardens

Curb Appeal Front Yard Porch and Gardens

Curb Appeal: Five Inexpensive Front Yard Enhancements

Curb Appeal Front Yard Porch and Gardens

Enhancing the curb appeal of your house doesn't have to be expensive. Wether you are interested in improving the look of your  front yard for personal enjoyment or for  selling your home, here are a few of my top recommendations….

4 Comments / 2042 View / February 28, 2012

edible front yard in knot garden style

Front Yard Vegetable Garden Makeover!

edible front yard in knot garden style

One of my favorite garden television makeovers was a front yard vegetable and herb garden that Michael Glassman and I designed for our show, "Garden Police," (Discovery Home Channel).  

31 Comments / 1373 View / February 22, 2011

blue-fountain in low water garden

Mar Vista Green Garden Tour: Part 2

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This is Part 2 of the Mar Vista Green Garden Tour in Southern California.   Need some more inspiration for a low-water garden? The Mar Vista Green Garden tour  I attended last week yielded lots of design and plant combination…

9 Comments / 745 View / April 30, 2009

cercis canadensis tree

Mar Vista “Green Garden” Tour

cercis canadensis tree

Los Angeles is experiencing an ongoing drought, but you wouldn't know it by the looks of the  lush Edens I saw this weekend at the "Mar Vista Green Garden" tour. Living and gardening in Los Angeles is a year-round pleasure for…

11 Comments / 360 View / April 27, 2009

native low water plant front-garden with orange california poppies

Lawn-less in Los Angeles!

native low water plant front-garden with orange california poppies

This lawn-free front yard in Los Angeles stopped me in my tracks! Filled with lively succulents, Mediterranean plants and California natives, I was enamored with the simple color combination of yellows, oranges and a touch of red.   An important design feature in lawn less landscapes is…

0 Comments / 403 View / April 13, 2009

Front Lawn Versus Edible Gardens: You Choose!

Front Lawn Versus Edible Gardens: You Choose!

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I want to know if edible front yards are dethroning lawns in your neighborhood? From the amount of coverage  the subject is getting from news papers and prominent garden bloggers like my friend Susan Harris over at The Sustainable Gardening Blog,…

33 Comments / 308 View / January 10, 2009

Small yard garden courtyard entry

Front Yard Garden Replaces Lawn and Palm Tree!

Small yard garden courtyard entry

    I'm not against having a  front lawn per se, if it's functional and small. Uninspired designs like the one my clients had before I made it over are ultimately a waste of water and time. My clients,  Joe and Randi Grinbaum…

15 Comments / 474 View / June 8, 2008

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