Author Archives: Maggie

Cornerstone Sonoma

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Gardens are funny things. They are of nature, but not natural. They are the results of unseen human hands and, mostly, scaled to a human-sized experience. Sometimes the gardener’s hand is more hidden; other times, it is much more apparent. Along the … Continue reading

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Petal Drop LA (02) – The Jacaranda Edition

Something magical happened the last weekend in May. A Cemex concrete plant was converted into a jacaranda blossom processing factory and a mysterious message appeared along the LA River. A few smaller scale vignettes were sprinkled between the two main sites. As this … Continue reading

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Sierra Madre *Wistaria Festival

I’ve lived here most of my life and have never had a chance to get to the Wistaria Festival in Sierra Madre – until today! It only happens one day each year. The single plant, which is more than 100 … Continue reading

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Petal Drop LA (01)

From the anonymous, rogue artists that brought the Griffith Park Tea House to L.A. last summer, Petal Drop happened today in a tiny alley off of Broadway. When we arrived close to dawn, the city was still quiet. Aside from sleeping … Continue reading

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L.A.’s Urban Forest is in Trouble

A client of Echo Landscape Design was interviewed recently on NPR about the effects of the drought and lawn removal programs on our city’s trees. She’s in good company! Don Hodel (a tree expert in L.A.) and Aaron Thomas (with … Continue reading

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Fruit & Tea : Clay & Wood : Earth & Fire

Within the past week, LA has been gifted two beautiful pieces of public art that, in some ways, could not be more different from each other, but that both embody a huge spirit of generosity by the artists who created … Continue reading

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The Plants are Confused

This weather is not what we expect in January and it’s not doing us any favors, either. We could really use some rain, but there’s none in sight. Meanwhile, the plants are confused. These Kniphofia, or “Red Hot Pokers” usually … Continue reading

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