about the author
Veteran sustainable, native and drought-tolerant landscape designer. Born and raised in Los Angeles. Also an organic Permaculture farmer who works in the SF bay & even Canada!
Learning to Love the Wild - a Guide for the Outdoor Averse
Love getting out in nature but still get a lil freaked out?? I took my 3-year-old daughter into a...
4-Easy-Steps to California Preplanned Gardens
Get ready to transform your Southern California yard with our easy to install preplanned gardens....
How to Dig a [perfect] Hole
Thought it was easy huh? Well truth is there's a lot of not-so-perfect ways to dig a hole for pla...
Hot Design Tips
All About Ornamental Grasses - California WILD Style
There's a million ways to mix up a big beautiful palette of Ornamental grasses. But in California there's a few extra items to check off to make sure grass gardens will give you the gorgeous you desire.
- Make sure you pick grasses that are not invasive so they don't start popping up in places you don't want them or threatening wildlife.
- Pick grasses that are drought-tolerant so they're not sucking water more water than is needed
Here's some of our favorite California Ornamental grasses!
Citrus is out...Here's what you can Plant instead
Wondering where to buy lemon trees, orange, lime and grapefruit trees? In Los Angeles citrus is b...