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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.

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  • Why Native Plants?

    Why Native Plants?

    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...

  • A Study of Lawn in Our Gardens:  Part II

    A Study of Lawn in Our Gardens: Part II

    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

  • Landscapes by Themes (Landscape Gallery)

    Landscapes by Themes (Landscape Gallery)

    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.

  • Bio-swales:  An Integral Component of a Clean Water Solution

    Bio-swales: An Integral Component of a Clean Water Solution

    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.

  • Featured Landscapes Selection Criteria

    Featured Landscapes Selection Criteria

    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

  • Plant Installation Guidelines

    Plant Installation Guidelines

    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

  • A Study of Lawn in Our Gardens:  Part I

    A Study of Lawn in Our Gardens: Part I

    Friday February 05, 2010

    How did lawns, indiscriminate guzzlers of precious resources, become such a welcomed and customary feature to our arid, western landscape?

  • PVC Irrigation Alternative

    PVC Irrigation Alternative

    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.

  • Mediterranean Garden Society's: Making a Dry Garden

    Mediterranean Garden Society's: Making a Dry Garden

    Monday April 20, 2009

    The Mediterranean Garden Society has compiled a basic description of "Dry Gardening" and answers many associated questions.