SCENTED, SUN TOLERANT AND MAGICAL PLANTINGS
       
     
PLANTS AROUND WATERFALL
       
     
70 YEAR OLD TREE THAT IS 3' TALL!
       
     
MAGICAL INVITING PATHWAY WITH PLANT BORDER
       
     
FUNCTIONAL & BEAUTIFUL PLANTING
       
     
LAVENDER BORDER
       
     
TROPICAL JUNGLE FALLS
       
     
UNPARALLELED ATTENTION TO DETAIL
       
     
ZEN PLANTING FOR A VERY SPECIAL FOUNTAIN
       
     
TURN THAT OPPRESSIVE HILLSIDE INTO THE BEST PART OF YOUR YARD
       
     
CLASSY ROSES TO COMPLIMENT MANSION
       
     
BEAUTIFUL COVERED ARBOR
       
     
PEACEFUL AND INSPIRING
       
     
MAGNIFICENT BORDERS
       
     
ENTERTANERS PARADISE
       
     
ELEGANT PLANTINGS FOR AN ELEGANT HOUSE
       
     
POOLSIDE PLANTING
       
     
INTERLOCKING PAVERS ARE CLASSY INDEED
       
     
PRECISION CARPENTRY
       
     
PERFECT PLAY YARD
       
     
FORMAL BORDERS
       
     
WE LOVE VINES ON OUR ARCHES
       
     
EVEN IN DRY HOT AREAS, OUR PLANTS THRIVE
       
     
TINY BORDERS WITH LOTS OF DETAIL
       
     
BALANCE OF COLOR AND TEXTURE
       
     
A SONG OF HARMONY
       
     
WONDEROUS WATER FEATURE PLANTING
       
     
SCENTED, SUN TOLERANT AND MAGICAL PLANTINGS
       
     
SCENTED, SUN TOLERANT AND MAGICAL PLANTINGS

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.

PLANTS AROUND WATERFALL
       
     
PLANTS AROUND WATERFALL

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.

70 YEAR OLD TREE THAT IS 3' TALL!
       
     
70 YEAR OLD TREE THAT IS 3' TALL!

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.

MAGICAL INVITING PATHWAY WITH PLANT BORDER
       
     
MAGICAL INVITING PATHWAY WITH PLANT BORDER

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.

FUNCTIONAL & BEAUTIFUL PLANTING
       
     
FUNCTIONAL & BEAUTIFUL PLANTING

We used mondo grass to go between the concrete steps on the left.  Clean fescue lawn in front of our butterfly border.

LAVENDER BORDER
       
     
LAVENDER 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.

TROPICAL JUNGLE FALLS
       
     
TROPICAL JUNGLE FALLS

These lush plantings perfectly compliment the cheerful and soothing waterfall in this beautiful estate.

UNPARALLELED ATTENTION TO DETAIL
       
     
UNPARALLELED ATTENTION TO DETAIL

We place every stone and plant with care and artistry.  DreamScapes are magically natural!

ZEN PLANTING FOR A VERY SPECIAL FOUNTAIN
       
     
ZEN PLANTING FOR A VERY SPECIAL FOUNTAIN

We chose to use plants that complimented that peaceful zen like feeling that this Elephant God water fountain generates.

TURN THAT OPPRESSIVE HILLSIDE INTO THE BEST PART OF YOUR YARD
       
     
TURN THAT OPPRESSIVE HILLSIDE INTO THE BEST PART OF YOUR YARD

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'.

CLASSY ROSES TO COMPLIMENT MANSION
       
     
CLASSY ROSES TO COMPLIMENT MANSION

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. 

BEAUTIFUL COVERED ARBOR
       
     
BEAUTIFUL COVERED ARBOR

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.

PEACEFUL AND INSPIRING
       
     
PEACEFUL AND INSPIRING

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.

MAGNIFICENT BORDERS
       
     
MAGNIFICENT BORDERS

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.

ENTERTANERS PARADISE
       
     
ENTERTANERS PARADISE

This home was built for partying, and our plantings set the tone with their festive, tropical and zen like feeling.

ELEGANT PLANTINGS FOR AN ELEGANT HOUSE
       
     
ELEGANT PLANTINGS FOR AN ELEGANT HOUSE

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.

POOLSIDE PLANTING
       
     
POOLSIDE PLANTING

We want our pool areas to feel clean, safe and cheerful, especially in the summer months.

INTERLOCKING PAVERS ARE CLASSY INDEED
       
     
INTERLOCKING PAVERS ARE CLASSY INDEED

We do driveways as well as amazing plantings.  One way is to use interlocking pavers, which have endless design options to choose from.

PRECISION CARPENTRY
       
     
PRECISION CARPENTRY

We had to install this stairway perfectly after we put in the retaining walls, plantings and lawn you see in the picture.  

PERFECT PLAY YARD
       
     
PERFECT PLAY YARD

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.

FORMAL BORDERS
       
     
FORMAL BORDERS

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.

WE LOVE VINES ON OUR ARCHES
       
     
WE LOVE VINES ON OUR ARCHES

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.

EVEN IN DRY HOT AREAS, OUR PLANTS THRIVE
       
     
EVEN IN DRY HOT AREAS, OUR PLANTS THRIVE

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.

TINY BORDERS WITH LOTS OF DETAIL
       
     
TINY BORDERS WITH LOTS OF DETAIL

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.

BALANCE OF COLOR AND TEXTURE
       
     
BALANCE OF COLOR AND TEXTURE

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.

A SONG OF HARMONY
       
     
A SONG OF HARMONY

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.

WONDEROUS WATER FEATURE PLANTING
       
     
WONDEROUS WATER FEATURE PLANTING

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?