Beyond Xeriscaping
Embracing the California Native Garden

There’s a garden look that we all know and love, imported from England, replicated on the East coast. Lush, flowery, verdant and full of variety, there’s also a version of…

Villa del Greco
Part 5: An Overview

Back when I first started posting about Villa del Greco, I laid it out for you: we chose to launch with this series because this garden in particular reveals the…

Details:
Multi-Functional Pieces From Dot & Bo

It’s Fiesta time in Santa Barbara! We’ve got parades to go to and the rodeo is in town, so this is just a quick share of some of my current…

Villa del Greco
Part 4: A Medallion Becomes Brilliant

We’ve already discussed the process that led to the Smith garden redesign, including the Moorish star motif that was repeated throughout the landscape. But how did the luscious, rich tile…

Touring Gardens with Carolyn Mullet

Garden designer and social media influencer Carolyn Mullet has launched a new business: Carex Tours. I interviewed her about her first season of planning and leading garden tours, and if…