Shades of Green

In many of our blogs we talk about color- color in the foliage, color in the flowers, color in autumn, and the importance of contrast. The most basic of all colors, and Mother Nature’s natural color is green. And the various shades of green leaves, along with the deep...
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...
Deciduous Trees

Deciduous Trees

Almost every garden installation includes trees, and the selection and placement of trees is one of the one of the largest elements in the design process. At Details Landscape Art, we almost always select deciduous trees for small residential gardens. Evergreen trees...
Larger Trees for the Larger Landscape

Larger Trees for the Larger Landscape

Land is at a premium in Northern California, and most residential projects for Details Landscape Art are smaller yards, usually in fenced-lot subdivisions where the use of smaller patio trees is appropriate. But occasionally we encounter larger properties either out...
Ornamental Grasses in the Garden

Ornamental Grasses in the Garden

  Designing a garden includes creating an interesting palette of plant material ranging from trees to shrubs to groundcover. We like to say that we are very good at mixing heights, textures and bloom seasons so that there is always something exciting going on. One of...