The conditions of your space—sunlight, wind exposure, soil structure and pH—dictate the best plants for you. I consider this from the very beginning, selecting plants that are not only likely to survive, but thrive.
Low water bill
There are countless stunning plants that are perfect for our California climate. I avoid thirsty plants so you don’t have to pay a never-ending water tariff just to keep your space looking wonderful.
You should spend time in your garden because you want to, not because you have to. I select low-maintenance plants that need pruning as often as you’re willing to do it.
By being involved in planting your garden, perhaps along with your friends and loved ones, you’ll have a much more personal investment in it. Watching it grow and change, year after year, will mean just a little more to you.