Astrantias - prefer shade and grow in zones 4-9 - Ht. depends on the species 2-3' - Slugs don't like Astrantias so inter-planting them among your other shade plants tends to repel them.

Astrantias - prefer shade and grow in zones 4-9 - Ht. depends on the species 2-3' - Slugs don't like Astrantias so inter-planting them among your other shade plants tends to repel them.

Every project starts with a sketch, then moves to what she jokingly calls a “branch-off”: Each stem is laid out; after examining their shapes, she decides which of them will “win” a spot. The tallest go first. Other than that, she says, “I let the flowers be my guide.” If a poppy looks best facing left, she’ll create a design that showcases its good side. Next, she “colors in” the empty spaces with shorter stems but avoids any overlap. “I imagine the flowers are growing toward the sun,” she…

Every project starts with a sketch, then moves to what she jokingly calls a “branch-off”: Each stem is laid out; after examining their shapes, she decides which of them will “win” a spot. The tallest go first. Other than that, she says, “I let the flowers be my guide.” If a poppy looks best facing left, she’ll create a design that showcases its good side. Next, she “colors in” the empty spaces with shorter stems but avoids any overlap. “I imagine the flowers are growing toward the sun,” she…

Pansy Plants Care Tips, Growing Pansies in Pots - Viola hybrids

Pansy Plants Care Tips, Growing Pansies in Pots - Viola hybrids

We made a very quick visit to Ojai over the weekend. It’s a small town about an hour and a half north of L.A. Even though I was only there for about 24 hours I saw so many things that sparked inspiration for me for different aspect of my home and work. Much of the …

Outdoor Design Inspiration from Ojai

We made a very quick visit to Ojai over the weekend. It’s a small town about an hour and a half north of L.A. Even though I was only there for about 24 hours I saw so many things that sparked inspiration for me for different aspect of my home and work. Much of the …

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