- Descanso Gardens Gift Shop
- Las Pilitas Nursery
- Merrihew’s Sunset Gardens
- Theodore Payne Foundation
- El Nativo Growers (Professionals/Wholesale)
- City of Santa Monica Drip Guide
The new LA aesthetic is as creative and diverse as LA itself. Hallmarks include the lush and leafy year-round greenery of California’s more than 6000 native plants, permeable walks and drives, and an overall aesthetic that complements architecture and facilitates life style.
There is no formula for the LA style. It is about tying your self expression to the needs of your architecture and the natural environment in your neighborhood. You could say the curb appeal it creates is all about authenticity – take the quiz to discover how to turn heads while you do you.
With more than 6000 plants adapted to thrive in Los Angeles, it is possible to craft beautiful landscapes of any style from native plants. Once you discover your landscape style, get matched with native plant palettes that will help you achieve your distinctive look.
California native grasses and groundcovers make great alternatives to the thirsty, delicate, boring traditional lawns. Not only do they add something distinctive to your landscape aesthetic, they save water, money and time. Learn More
Have a favorite big-box-store plant? Chances are, there is a native that can help you achieve its look and have a positive effect on the environment. Learn More
See palettes designed for the natural environment in specific regions and neighborhoods in Los Angeles, tour home and design palettes, and palettes that showcase what is blooming now in LA in Pinterest. See Palettes
They may be subtle but LA does have seasons that will impact the needs of your hardscapes as well as your foliage. Because they are adapted to the subtleties of these seasons, native plants will have different needs and a different schedule than the plants that commonly comprise big-box-store landscapes. Hardscapes designed to facilitate water flow and absorption will also need care different from rigid concrete.
Overhead sprinklers are inefficient, unsightly, rude and outdated. The latest technology delivers just the right amount of water when and where it is needed without spraying the neighbors. It also produces some surprising aesthetic benefits. There are five components of irrigation designed to support authentic LA gardens. Learn More
Landscaping can produce priceless positive impacts for human and pet health, the environment, and public infrastructure. It also impacts our budgets! Lush, leafy, low-water authentic native gardens generate significant savings over a traditional landscape, gravel/xeriscape, or synthetic lawn.
Savings can include: