Prismatic Amaranthine Garden
Where the growing season is 11 months of the year, every corner of a yard should be utilized for beauty and purpose. This walk-in garden displays many focal points as you walk through the space. Each path leads to a destination - an entry, a passage, artwork, seating areas, fountain, citrus trees or panoramic view. San Diego, CA
Garden City Project - Parkway Garden
Transforming parkways into sustainable gardens for the benefits of your neighborhood and your property value. A well-planned and planted parkway will visually and physically separate pedestrians from the traffic of the road and will encourage people to walk through their neighborhood more often as it will give the feel of walking through a park. Be the first one on your street to show the example. Installation coming up in 2010. Downtown Bakersfield, California.
Jardin de l'Experience
A new front yard in the desert without lawn. Low water usage and maintenance will allow the homeowners to use their times for leisure activities. The dry stream collects storm water and directs it away from the house foundations and distributes water towards the tree roots. Plants and cacti bloom at different times of the year to maintain visual interest. The vegetable garden is celebrated. It is placed along the entry pathway for visitors to see that growing food can not only be practical, but also ornamental. East Bakersfield, CA
Hart Flat Meditation Garden
Hart Flat is located about 30 miles east of Bakersfield, CA in the hills. It is a ranch community in an Oak-Savannah ecosystem. A 7 acre lot is going to be dedicated to a meditation garden for the public to come and clear their minds. It has a breathtaking view over the Central Valley and constitutes a peaceful and inspiring location for meditation. In progress. Project to start in January 2012. Hart Flat, California.
Turning typical lawn yards into unusual sod-free interactive gardens with many vistas, uses and interests. The gardens contain several sitting areas to experience the space differently depending on the aspiration and time of the day. Phases 1 & 2 currently installed, phase 3 to be installed in 2010. Central Bakersfield, California.
The Elements Garden
A corner lot landscape that will be the signature of this new planned community. The front yard is reminiscent of the Provence lavender fields. The sod will be replaced by myoporum to give the feel of a green carpet without the need for polluting and noisy mowing machines. It transitions into a peaceful and inspiring Zen garden in the backyard. All the irrigation is on a drip system. Installation coming up in 2010-2011. City in the Hills. East Bakersfield, California.
The Renaissance Garden
Redefining spaces and their uses. The landscape design turns the front door into the focal point and no longer the garage door. Seating in the front yard will bring a sense of community and make the street feel safer and livelier. The lawn area is reduced by more than 50%. Planters will be on drip system. Installation in progress (2011). NW Bakersfield, California.
Los Jardines del 'Paradiso'
From a front yard package landscape to a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. This new planned community house will boast little lawn (zoysia sod for low watering), a front patio, shaded hardscape, a vegetable garden, a playground area, back patio to accommodate large family gatherings and planters irrigated by a drip system. Installation in 2012. City in the Hills, East Bakersfield, California.
Garden City Project - Valley Cottage Garden
Front yard patios promote interactions between neighbors, make the street friendlier and maximize the use of the property. A well-planned and planted parkway will visually and physically separate pedestrians from the road traffic and will encourage people to walk through their neighborhood more often as it will give the feel of walking through a park. Installation coming up in 2011/2012. Downtown Bakersfield, California.
Le Jardin d'Avignon
The sod area has been tremendously diminished from the original plan. Sod is Zoysia, which requires much less watering even in hot and dry climates. The front and back yards enjoy numerous sitting areas to enjoy various focal points at different times of the day. Installation coming up in 2011/2012. City in the Hills, East Bakersfield, California.
Desert Stream Garden
The front yard does not contain any sod, but displays a collection of drought-tolerant plants that meandering paths allow you to approach to admire. The theme is succulents and low-water white/yellow/green blooming plants only with dancing grasses that give life and movement to the landscape. Installation coming up in summer 2011. Southwest Bakersfield, California.
The Meandering Garden
An unusual and attractive landscape can tremendously change an entire street atmosphere by being a source of inspiration. All the paths are created with recycled broken concrete. The steep slope in the front yard will display a collection of drought tolerant and sometimes intriguing plants. The new aesthetic standards combined with sustainable principles will encourage passers-by to also act and modify their landscape to reduce their water and equipment uses. Installation planned throughout 2010. Central Bakersfield, California.