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The following articles present a wide variety of information and inspiration, ranging from poetry to environmental issues, regarding landscape in California. The articles are orgainized by theme and can be found on the left hand side of the page. Most recently added articles are found below. As a registered Member, we encourage your comments and insights to continue dialogue and raise awareness.
Thursday May 13, 2010
When people make authentic connections with nature, hope is the result. Whether it is in the mighty Sierra Nevada or in the vast emptiness of the Mojave Desert, an integral and innate circuit is restored...
Thursday April 22, 2010
Alternatives to Conventional Turf: In Part I of this article, we examined lawn and its place in California's landscape. And for a variety of reasons, it is clear the ubiquitous use of lawn in California is inappropriate (perhaps borderline irrespo
Friday April 09, 2010
A landscape theme is the expressed personality of a landscape. Ranging from restraint to exuberance, formal to natural, or colorful to textural, a wide variety of traits help distinguish and categorize garden themes.
Thursday April 08, 2010
Your landscape can help to save water, clean our creeks, and replenish groundwater, all while creating habitat and beauty. The concept is simple, the implementation fun, and the result is a unique landscape feature.
Tuesday March 30, 2010
The gardens presented in Featured Landscapes have undergone a critical review by seasoned landscape professionals in order to ensure the work highlighted is unique, thought-provoking, and exhibits environmentally appropriate characteristics. The result o
Thursday February 25, 2010
Putting a plant in the ground seems likely a fairly simple process: Dig a Hole then Drop it In! At its crudest, it is just that. But if you would like to ensure a healthy plant is the result of your labors, allotting a bit more time into preparation is
Friday February 05, 2010
How did lawns, indiscriminate guzzlers of precious resources, become such a welcomed and customary feature to our arid, western landscape?
Wednesday November 11, 2009
In the world of irrigation and water conservation, technology has been rapidly increasing the quality, efficiency, and quantity of products available for use in the landscape. At the forefront of technological progress is Blu-Lock Irrigation.
Monday April 20, 2009
The Mediterranean Garden Society has compiled a basic description of "Dry Gardening" and answers many associated questions.