Drought Tolerant Plants

Drought Tolerant Plants

Much of Northern California, and certainly the North Bay has experienced drought over the last several years. Even in non-drought years (such as the winter of 2016-2017), the rainy season is brief – maybe four to five months of occasional rain followed by a completely...

Fire-Resistant Landscaping

The dry topography of Northern California can be a tinderbox in the hot summer and early fall months – our ‘fire season’. Fire danger is especially prevalent in hilly and wooded areas. There are plants listed as ‘fire retardant’ (see below). There...
Plant Selection for a Successful Landscape Design

Plant Selection for a Successful Landscape Design

Choosing plants is partly a science, but mostly an art. The scientific or botanical aspect has to do with identifying the conditions where the plant will be placed. Sun/shade, type of soil, and the availability of water are important factors. The presence of deer is...
Designing a Garden Using Perennials

Designing a Garden Using Perennials

Perennials are a group of plants that generally offer a long flowering season, followed by either a non-flowering season or by dormancy. They are not a low maintenance plant, because they require periodic deadheading and fertilization. Details Landscape Art installs...