Tag Archives: front yard design
water wise lavender hedge

No Lawn in California Landscaping? Change is Good

Lose the lawn? No problem. More and more people are getting on board with lawn-less gardens in California. Of course, historically low rainfall and state mandated water conservation are the reason for the change of heart for many people. But losing the lawn can make room for re-thinking what you want in your landscape to begin […]

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Entry pot chalkboard welcome

Garden Deco; Chalk it up

It’s fall… and that’s my favorite excuse to pull out the chalk and mark-up my entry pots.  My simple, unglazed black pots have been dressed up for Halloween ever since the year I didn’t have time to carve some pumpkins….I looked at those big pots and thought…”hey, I wonder if I could draw on those?”. […]

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Landscape Ideas You Can Use by Chris Peterson

Landscape Ideas You Can Use; The Book

Fountains, rock gardens and landscaping for play are three of the categories featured in the new book “Landscape Ideas You Can Use” by Chris Peterson and published by Creative Publishing International. They also happen to be the three chapters that utilize photos of my work, as Albright-Souza Garden Design, in illustrating specific concepts for homeowners […]

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Garden Seating; Entertaining Variety

In the past few weeks my garden has hosted; a simple dinner for three with my friend-since-the-seventh-grade, drinks for a small group of girlfriends who were colleagues-in-a-former-life, appetizers for a current group of colleagues who are all garden designers and a large group of family for an overnight-action-packed- weekend get together. As you can imagine, each […]

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Lawn-Less Entry by Albright-Souza Garden Design

Lawn-Less by Design

Been there, done that. That’s how she was feeling about the front lawn. The kids are grown and so are the grand kids, but my client, Marie, is as busy as ever with her many interests and lots of entertaining. She has maintained the classic front yard swath of green grass for many years, but […]

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