Tag Archives: Trees & Plants

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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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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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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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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Fall Fruit

This cactus (a Cereus of some kind) in Silver Lake is covered in bright pink fruit. The birds love it!

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Scenes from the Venice Garden Tour, May 2013

The Annual Venice Garden Tour was May 4th — almost a month ago. Yes, that is how long it takes me to download a few photos from my camera. It was a gorgeous day, spent with some favorite friends, with … Continue reading

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Chasmanthe with Choresia Trunk

It’s Chasmanthe season again (at Offramp Gallery).

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