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What a fun month! Thank you is not enough to express our gratitude to the Carlson and Joyce families for hosting guests during the Native Garden Tours. We also appreciate all of you who came out to support us and the Theodore Payne Foundation last week.

This week we have the honor of sharing three beautiful gardens during the Art of the Garden Tour. The Clayton, Fimbres, and Kay families are graciously opening their gardens on Sunday. We are so grateful!

Hope to see you there!

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi


An authentically LA landscape aesthetic stays luscious through drought and winter… and boy does it bring it in an El Nino spring!
Celebrate Spring at Descanso Gardens

Spring has sprung at the New Look for LA at Descanso Gardens! Delicate, fresh lavender and salvia scents fill the air while blooms offer waves of never ending color.  Take a Tour
Name Your Rose

Would a water wise rose smell as sweet? Here are three water wise ways to run for the roses – you be the judge!  Read More



Now is the time to enjoy the bountiful natural beauty of Los Angeles!


Blooming Now in LA

Modest rains have created festivals of foliage in our wildspaces and gardens. Here’s a little help in identifying the blooms you love!  


Sustaining Your Garden

Remember abundant foliage makes for abundant fuel. Join us in taking the following steps.

Protect Your Home:

  • Keep foliage from the ground – raise low branches
  • Prune to open shrubbery and reduce fuel
  • Remove all dead material and weed growth
  • Clear foliage away from rooflines and eaves
  • Maintain proper spacing among plants
  • Follow fire code restrictions within 200 feet of structures

Protect your health… and your wallet:

  • Eliminate mosquito-breeding still water
  • Inspect sprinklers for leaks and overspray
  • Optimize drip irrigation coverage and timing
  • Mulch to maintain moisture and prevent weeds
  • Water by hand where necessary

Ready gardens for summer:

  • Replenish vegetable and herb gardens…. Mmmm basil!
  • Evaluate summer oak tree pruning needs
  • Take time to smell the salvia!


March 2016


Celebrate Spring
Name Your Rose


New Look for LA Garden Design
Art of the Garden Tour


Protect Homes from Fire
Protect Your Health and Wallet
Ready Gardens for Summer Fun


Art of the Garden Tour
Native Garden Tour
Team Profile: Isara


April 16: Sustainable Garden Design, Descanso Gardens

April 17: Art of the Garden Tour


Certificate of Recognition


Assemblyman Mike Gatto and La Canada Valley Beautiful honored Jeanie and Terry Kay with a California State Assembly a Certificate of Recognition for environmental stewardship and the beauty of their drought tolerant garden.
Native Garden Tour



Thank you to the Carlson and Joyce families for hosting guests during the Theodore Payne Foundation Native Garden Tour!
Team Profile: Isara Ongwiseth

Isara Ongswiseth


Landscape designer Isara Ongwiseth celebrates his 8th year with us this month!

Isara’s distinctive FormLA Landscaping gardens have earned awards for beauty and environmental stewardship, LEED certification, and “Wows!” from garden tour visitors. Read More



Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi, Principals:

Mark Britten, Production Manager:

Sam Souhrada, Maintenance Division Manager: • PO Box 441 Tujunga, CA 91043
phone 818.353.7030 • 310.979.9002 • fax 818.353.6837 •
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