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VALUED CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS+

We spend most of the year honoring the distinctive aspects of our clients’ style, of LA’s neighborhoods, of LA’s place in the world.  In this festive and generous time of year, this year, we can’t help but take note of our innate, human similarities.

What brings each of us joy, what ties us together, is really so simple. A beautiful sunrise. Beautiful scenery or a great song. A full belly. A restful night’s sleep. Being warm. Being safe. Being held.

Now and in the year to come, we wish you, yours, and all of humanity a life full of these simple pleasures, a life full of peace and joy.

Sincerely,

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi

LATEST NEWS+

Here are a few ways to get the most of your garden through the holidays – and set yourself up for a vibrant 2017.

 

Protect Your Neighbors

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ArroyosFoothills.org Staff:  Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy united neighbors to protect the Rosemont Preserve and adjacent properties. By removing invasive plants and planting fire resistant and slope saving native plants, the community may have saved itself from “natural” disasters. Read More

 

Deck the Garden with Hanukkah Color

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By FormLA Staff:  California natives bring a distinctive array of foliage in shades ranging from silver to blue grey. White berries and flowers bloom in December – hassle free Hanukkah decor that delights year round! Hanukkah Color

 

Have a Berry Merry Christmas

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By FormLA Staff:  If a garden of Christmas Berry doesn’t get you in the spirit, we don’t know what will! While Toyon has a distinctively celebratory look, several other California natives can help you create a holiday-ready garden. Christmas Color 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT+

California native plants deck our gardens with silver, silver blue, true greens and red and white berries in December. Could holiday decorating get any easier?

 

Blooming Now in LA

Lemonade berry is just one native edible bringing its best to our gardens for the holidays. See what else is Blooming Now

Lemonade Berry

 

Sustaining Your Garden

We’ll give you and your garden our very best for the holidays. Here is how we’ll keep you celebrating:

Harvest winter veggies like fennel and parsnips

Keep gardens structured and thriving:

  • Prune conifers and other deciduous trees and deep-feeding citrus trees
  • Continue to cut back thriving natives and native grasses as they experience growth spurts
  • Divide grasses
  • Lay a cloth over sensitive succulents if you expect freezing temperatures
  • Plant, mulch, plant, plant and mulch!

Protect homes by maintaining outdoor water systems:

  • Turn off irrigation controllers, thanks to rain!
  • Clean gutters and check waterways in preparation for rain

 

December 2016

LATEST NEWS+

Protect Your Neighbors
Deck the Garden for Hanukkah
Have a Berry Merry Christmas

UPCOMING EVENTS+

Shotgun Coast Garden Anniversary

WHAT TO EXPECT+

Blooming Now
Sustaining Gardens

TEAM UPDATE+

A Stronger Sam
Fond Farewell
Behind the Scenes

UPCOMING EVENTS+

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January 28: Shotgun Coast Garden Anniverary Celebration

 

TEAM UPDATE+

Sam Even Stronger

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Sam emerged from his hip surgery stronger and buoyed by your calls and emails of support – thank you!

Landscape Leader Retires

Bruce Inman, the head of buildings and grounds with the City of Sierra Madre retires this month. In his final year serving the community, he brought the Authentic Foothill Gardens at Sierra Madre City Hall to fruition. We will miss you Bruce!

Behind the Scenes at TPF

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Cassy Aoyagi and Theodore Payne Executive Director Kitty Connolly led a behind the scenes tour of the nursery in November. Tours are first Saturdays of each season.

CONTACT FORMLA+

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi, Principals: Cassy@formlainc.com

Mark Britten, Production Manager: Mark@formlainc.com

Sam Souhrada, Maintenance Division Manager:
Sam@formlainc.com


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