Tagged "landscape design half moon bay"


Farewell to a Snail.

Normally, I don’t lament the loss of snails. They collect underneath the edge of my terracotta pots, a perfect gathering area for their slimy soirees. Eating my kale is a must.Moving in groups across the driveway is a nightly event. And snail poop caked on thecontainers of my potted plants is an aesthetic blemish...
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Plantsmen

Accomplished horticulturist, head of the Golden Gate Park Nursery (and recently Conservatory of Flowers), George Vaughan is my favorite plantsmen. We are plant dorks that go way back (via the small town clique that is Half Moon Bay) and today, he was generous enough to treat me to a behind-the-scenes tour of the private Golden …
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How much do you love your plants?

Back in the day, I harvested Agave attenuata pups from a HUGE pod of them growing down the street from my house. Since then I’ve potted them up, divided the excess growth, potted again, moved houses and finally planted 5 or 6 in the front garden of my new house. A picket fence was built …
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Chateau Bawk Bawk

I designed a vertical garden for a client’s freshly built and devastatingly boring fence in HMB a couple weeks ago. It went from a mundane expansion of fence – to a blanket of lush textures and colors, planted in a way that makes it look like the fence is dripping with foliage and flowers...
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