Sunday, August 1, 2010
the wild side
recent photos of a garden install from march '09...
linda wanted a wild feeling garden and she loves color. i was inspired by the gorgeous newly built house. we used sculptural agave attenuata, agave vilmoriana and those gorgeous olive trees (which look like they've been there forever!) to create structure within the space. the wildness comes from the lavenders, sages and groundcover geraniums. i love the final effect after the plants have filled in. it feels like you are on a santa barbara estate - not a small lot in manhattan beach.
i'll try to get photos of the back soon which includes a built in jacuzzi, beautiful fountain, built in bbq zone, and a covetable fire pit.