Tag : Low Water Plants

Garden designer, Shirley Bovshow transformed the deck patio of the Home & Family show on the Hallmark channel.

Deck Garden Makeover: Home & Family Show Part 1

Garden designer, Shirley Bovshow transformed the deck patio of the Home & Family show on the Hallmark channel.

There's nothing more satisfying than designing a garden makeover for a deck when it's empty, like the one at the "Home & Family Show." Clean slates are under-rated!     Deck Makeover Segment Assigned The Home & Family Show producer…

3 Comments / 421 View / March 12, 2013

Drought Tolerant Orange Plants For Gardens!

Drought Tolerant Orange Plants For Gardens!

Shirley and Maya

Drought conditions have forced extreme water conservation measures in Los Angeles gardens and it shows! I've never seen so many parched looking lawns, especially now that we are allowed to water our yards only two days per week. What Angelenos need are bright,…

12 Comments / 1622 View / August 11, 2009

stacked concrete garden wall in country garden

Before and After: Country Garden Retreat on Small Budget!

stacked concrete garden wall in country garden

Before Photo I had an instant design vision for this backyard the moment I saw it. I envisioned a romantic gazebo in the corner, a new handcrafted wood fence, and a raised tumbled stone wall with a swath of Geranium…

15 Comments / 782 View / June 3, 2008

Anigozanthos red kangaroo paw

Try “Kangaroo Paw” (Anigozanthus) For Romantic, Airy Hedge!

Anigozanthos red kangaroo paw

Kangaroo paws come in a rainbow of colors and in full and dwarf varieties. The yellow "Kangaroo paw" plants provide an airy and translucent hedge that separates my private "master bedroom retreat garden" from the rest of the backyard. My…

8 Comments / 316 View / May 30, 2008

Extreme Lawn Makeover…Low Water Plants Takeover!

Extreme Lawn Makeover…Low Water Plants Takeover!

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Extreme lawn makeovers, or "xeriscape landscaping" is the use of low water plants to save water in the landscape.   Water is a precious commodity these days and in my work as a landscape designer, I'm known for replacing  thirsty…

10 Comments / 424 View / January 30, 2008

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