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March 2015

 
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VALUED CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS+

Spring is in full swing!  Ceanothus scents our hillsides, and audacious blooms pop in native gardens from Sierra Madre to Long Beach.  We are incredibly grateful to the  Weiss and Rosen families who will welcome visitors into their gardens for Spring tours. We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi

LATEST NEWS+

Eat Well, by DesignShowcase Blueberries
Arroyo Monthly. By Martin Booe: Edible gardens are moving front (yard) and center in the San Gabriel Valley. See the latest edible garden design trends. Read More (Page 31)

 

Are Lawns a Yawn?
LA Weekly. By Paul Rogers: Drought and design shows reshape SoCal landscaping trends to increasingly embrace local flora and water wise practices.  Read More (Page 10)

 

Catch LA’s New It Girl
Wet-to-Dry: Roses, Camilas, Birds of Paradise, all carved a place in the hearts and gardens of Angelenos.  As we look conserve water, a new ingenue is emerging as the “it” bloom for our times. Read More
 

WHAT TO EXPECT+

In March we’ve optimized water delivery systems in advance of heavy rains. We will continue to do so while also monitoring foliage growth, understanding that despite recent rains, we can expect a very dry year.

Conserving Water and Soil Moisture:

  • Identifying and fixing irrigation leaks
  • Replenishing mulch to conserve water and increase organic matter Increasing mower heights to reduce evaporation from lawns
  • Changing batteries on irrigation timers
  • Pushing the clocks forward on irrigation and lighting timers
  • Pruning Mediterranean foliage

Prepping for a Beautiful Year:

  • Identifying cut flowers to brighten indoor spaces
  • Planning spring edible planting to meet your meal interests
  • Exchanging wet for dry loving plants

March 2015

LATEST NEWS+

Edible Gardens
The Look of LA
LA’s New It Girl

UPCOMING EVENTS+

Sierra Madre Water Days
Reimagining Van Nuys
Theodore Payne Tour
Brentwood Garden Tour
Descanso Gardens Opening
Dwell on Design

WHAT TO EXPECT+

Conserve water and moisture
Prep for a beautiful spring

TEAM UPDATE+

Building at Descanso Gardens
Exquisite Gardens Tour

UPCOMING EVENTS+

March 21: Sierra Madre World Water Day

March 21: Theodore Payne Foundation Native Garden Tour

March 26: Reimagining Van Nuys

April 12: Brentwood Garden Tour

More: Save the Dates

TEAM UPDATE+

FormLA teams began construction of the new  Lush and Low Water Center Circle Garden at Descanso Gardens.  We can’t wait to share the finished garden with you!

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi participated in the Theodore Payne Foundation’s Exceptional Gardens Tour.  The tour’s speakers were every bit as exceptional as the gardens, leading a compelling discussion of Los Angeles’ water future.

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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