APLD California Chapter Newsletter: March, 2017

This is an issue you will want to download and savor, full of watershed and garden goodness. We hope you will join us to move forward with landscape-based solutions to climate uncertainty, for California and beyond. Click here to download.   APLD.March.2017.FINAL.FINAL

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The APLD CA Oct-Nov Newsletter is here!

The APLD CA Oct-Nov Newsletter features impressions of the APLD International Landscape Design Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Also included are local district updates and upcoming events. Click on the image below to view and download this issue.    

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The April 2016 APLD CA Newsletter: APLD International Award Winners in CA

APLD Design Award Winners in California Guide to 2016 APLD California Sponsors APLD-Sponsored Tours and Events NEW APLD District Pages Designer Spotlight Book Review, Opportunities, and more Click on the cover page below to view and download the April Issue Or, click on this link: (it’s a big file, and may take up to a minute […]

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Lawn—Long Ago at the 2016 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

  The APLD “Ask a Designer” display garden and advice booth marks its third year at the 2016 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show with  “Lawn—Long Ago”, a demonstration of the many options to re-imagine your garden without a thirsty cool season lawn. The garden invites visitors with a cozy sitting area, plants to screen out the street, […]

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PlantRight’s 2016 list of Suggested Alternatives for Invasive Garden Plants in California

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”   — Maya Angelou     It is a rare garden designer, contractor, or maintenance person who has never specified, planted, or contended in some way with confusion or concern over horticultural invasives like Nassella tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass), Pennisetum setaceum (Green Fountain Grass), or just […]

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Todd Layt, walking some of his ongoing turf breeding grounds.

Plants for Tough Times

Tuffy Plants for the New California Garden     All landscape designers are on a timeless search for the perfect supporting players that hold a garden together—no matter what the conditions. The rains had not yet begun when I got a chance last October to talk with Todd Layt, of Ozbreed Pty Ltd in NSW […]

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Creating an Urban Oasis

By Debbie Gliksman  I was extremely honored to receive the Merit Award for Cost Efficient Projects in the 2014 APLD Landscape Design Awards for my own garden. The challenge was to implement my core beliefs – creating a beautiful, functional and environmentally friendly space – within a tight budget of $20,000.  I replaced the cracked, […]

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