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The images featured here are from a couple of rooftops I worked on in Venice Beach. Always great working in Venice California, nurse as you know I really like the design that is coming out of this area. In the one roof top featured here I had the opportunity to install with Sam Marshall’s crew, he was doing a complete remodel of this home on the beach using repurposed elements …

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This was a very interesting installation. Beneath the front garden is a holding tank for storm water run-off All rain water is guided to this area and stored for future use. to view more of Annie’s work visit her tumblr site http://holly-hawk.tumblr.com The plant selections are. Europa Olea (non-fruiting) cressifolia lavendar mallow lavetera hollyhocks privet ligustrum boxwood (winter gem) ivy geranium podicarpus

The idea of visualization and seeing through to implement and create is a beautiful thing. Venice Eco-design with Bridgid Coulter is a journey with texture During the construction process and many visits from the City of Los Angeles Building Inspection, this project flourished. All of the plants in the design are from the Green LA list Front concrete planters were designed to manange the stormwater flow off of the roof …

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Working on Bridgid Coulter’s home in Santa Monica Canyon has been such a wonderful experience. The original gardens were first installed by Jay Griffith, he is a world renowned landscape designer and has had a huge influence on southern california gardening. Since his initial installation I have reworked the back and front yard garden beds. Some of the pictures featured are from a photo shoot for Lonny Magazine. Here you …

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California is going through a major drought and we can help out by modifying our landscaping. Also the water rebate plans are amazing! Take advantage at this time. I am so inspired by drought tolerant landscape design and I know you can be too! Efficiant Beautiful Airy Drought Tolerant Garden Design to view more of Annie’s work visit her tumblr site http://holly-hawk.tumblr.com I am very interested in removing lawns in …

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Venice Beach gardening is so inspiring to me. This particular area of California is an epi-center for airy drought tolerant landscape design. I really like the style that is being developed here, thoughtful, drought tolerant, eco-conscious, helping the environment. I have worked on several gardens in Venice Beach and all of them tell a story. When a garden has that story book quality to it, thats when you know magic …

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Westchester CA Australian Inspiration This project was a collaboration with the client who loves Native Australian plant material, it was also drought tolerant and used drip irrigation. I have some great before pictures on this project showing there were no existing plants prior installation. Plant Material Installed knife acacia, kangaroo paw, westringea, phormium, gravelia, lantana, mallalueca, arbutus marina Dodenea side hedge with dymondia and graviellea (low growing) blue fescue tufts …

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We tried to keep things as natural as possible with this design, integrating a deer path through the property to lead to a concrete bench that we constructed. Added plant material and reshaped hillside

Here is a garden I installed in Beverly Hills. I worked with Tracie Butler Interior Design as well on this project. Tracie has great taste and I love the textures she puts together for her clients interior designs. In the featured images you can see a Carolina Cherry in the pots along with cressifolia compactus, ivy geranium. I also used trumpet vines in the containers along the roof so that …

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This garden I designed and installed in the Hollywood Hills CA, it is way in Coldwater Canyon and was a complete demolition. Really great to have a blank slate and be able to design and install a new environment to be enjoyed for years to come! to view more of Annie’s work visit her tumblr site http://holly-hawk.tumblr.com Succulents in pots, we constructed the fountain base, installed the travertine pavers along …

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Recently I completed a Santa Monica Water Rebate landscaping installation. The process was very easy from applying for the rebate to the final walk through inspection at the end Here is a list of steps to insure your landscaping installation is a success and you can be sure to attain all of the benefits from the Santa Monica Water Rebate process. Helpful information from the site: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/OSE/Rebates/Landscape_Rebate.aspx Step 1. Fill …

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Recently our family purchased a 20 acre property in Vermont and have discussed being able to leave a legacy for our children. The property was purchased by my husbands father and we have begun to dream of what that means for us all. My thoughts go to the garden and how we can be self sustaining below is an article that offers good information for this process. Also with Marc …

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