Color Theory in the Garden

As a Landscape Designer, when discussing ideas and plans with my client, color theory is a very important consideration in the overall look and feeling of your garden.  Colors set the tone and can create peace or chaos.  What is the overall sense that your garden projects?  What environment would you choose to look at,…

I met Debra Lee Baldwin!

Well, there is one more thing I get to check off my list!  I met Debra Lee Baldwin--a.k.a. the Queen of Succulents, a.k.a. the Succulent Chic, a.k.a. the Martha Stewart of succulents!!! In an article from Sunset Magazine, the author said that Debra is THE person responsible for bringing succulents back to the forefront.  That's a…

On growing succulents.  The MOST important tip I’ve learned thus far!

 I wanted to share a little secret with you that has changed my life for the better.  I (and my succulent babies) have truly benefited from my recent use of this water gauge.  If you can see by enlarging this current photo, this echeveria is starting to feel better once I stopped watering it so…