There are chocolate mint, Salvia Spathacea - hummingbird sage, nutmeg geranium, Pelagonum - scented geranium, lemon geranium and pineapple sage in this picture. They are all scented and we teach the students with these plants with the different science classes a the Mirman school.
The plants that we put in and around our water features are designed to naturalize the look and feel of the entire area. We sometimes use plants to block view of things that should be hidden. The key is to have harmony in the textures of the plants.
This amazing Japanese Maple was grafted around world war 2, and nursed to its ripe age in Oregon at a nursery. Then it was brought down here to California where we designed this landscape around the tree. The 'Zen' themed landscape draws your attention right to where it should be, on this truly magical tree.
Under these big orange trees, we installed a gravel path to allow one to stroll through a wonderful combination of older, established plants and new ones we installed.
We used mondo grass to go between the concrete steps on the left. Clean fescue lawn in front of our butterfly border.
We used cheerful sun tolerant plants to set a border around the central lavender border. In the center we put a bright pink trumpet vine.
These lush plantings perfectly compliment the cheerful and soothing waterfall in this beautiful estate.
We place every stone and plant with care and artistry. DreamScapes are magically natural!
We chose to use plants that complimented that peaceful zen like feeling that this Elephant God water fountain generates.
If you have a hill in your yard, turn it into an awesome stream and waterfall! This picture has a 24' long stream that has no pond at the bottom, so it is called a 'pondless waterfall'.
This exclusive estate contains the height of luxury living. We wanted to compliment the architecture by adding classy roses and shrubs to add an additional sense of elegance to the property.
Vines make great arbor covers beCause they give shade when you want it and let the sun through in the winter when it is welcome. We also installed the beautiful plants and lawn you see in this pool area.
DreamScapes are paradises for one or one hundred. Big tree ferns perfectly compliment the old timber bamboos on the left. We had so much fun planting this project.
There are lovely roses in front, tough horsetail on the right and a large border of variegated society garlic in the middle. It creates a cloud or mist like effect with pink flowers floating above it. Its super tough, sun and shade resistant which was necessary here.
This home was built for partying, and our plantings set the tone with their festive, tropical and zen like feeling.
The architectural style of this grand property required a sense of class and elegance in our plantings, to compliment it. Therefore we used Podocarpus for the primary hedge and Bouganvilla for the vine to climb up the railing.
We want our pool areas to feel clean, safe and cheerful, especially in the summer months.
We do driveways as well as amazing plantings. One way is to use interlocking pavers, which have endless design options to choose from.
We had to install this stairway perfectly after we put in the retaining walls, plantings and lawn you see in the picture.
We created the exposed aggregate concrete patio and stairs and landing first. Then the hillside irrigation and planting were installed and finally, the beautiful lawn with full irrigation.
This would be an example of a planting style where we installed thick hedge groupings of only a few types of plants. These types of landscapes are very affordable, especially when irrigating the plants by drip.
There are so many cool vines that go great over arches: Jasmine, Honeysuckle, trumpet vine, passion vine, rose vines to name a few. The cool yellow flowering shrub in the pic is called Fremontadendron, a California Native.
We love to work with plants that are tough, but still flower a lot. Check out these amazing plant borders and how they invite you to go up the curving stairway path.
We can fill big borders with big plants and we can fill small borders, like the one in this pic with a smaller plants. Our attention to detail is evident in this picture.
We are always trying to achieve a perfect balance of color and texture in our plantings. This counts for both the leaves and the flowers.
If each plant was a note, this border would be a chorus in harmony. What is so cool is that these borders get to change throughout the season. Their leaf size and color as well as their flowers and height.
This stream at the Mirman School is designed to allow the students to see the water when walking along the pathway. Notice how the plants on the left side of the stream are shorter than the ones on the right?