VALUED CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS+
We are still coming off the high of seeing you all at the Mountains Restoration Trust Fire-Wise and Native Plant Garden Tours, as well as the Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo. April predictably fills us refills our tanks!
Seeing you in these contexts reminds us that we are not alone in loving LA, nor in our commitment to enhancing her resilience. You reminded us that we truly have a community working steadily alongside us to save LA and the world.
Thank you for your love and support. It is our fuel!
Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi
May grey? No way! We have sunshine and blooms to spare right now!
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May grey and June gloom haven’t really been a thing for awhile. We now work to ensure our off-the-hook blooms get the added moisture they need to continue delighting you.
Walking through our gardens and the hillsides, maybe especially the burn areas, it’s as if LA is saying “…and how do you like me now???” Hard to imagine anywhere more beautiful! Blooming Now!
Sustain Your Garden
We can’t say it enough. Trees need love right now, and every ounce you give them will pay dividends long into the future. If you are in the position of needing to replace a tree, native trees will enhance your returns and delight!
Check our Summer Maintenance Checklist for low water year tips.
Invest Outside the Box
Enjoy More, Maintain Less
Please Don’t Plant That!
Save the Date
Sustain Your Garden
Garden Tour Beauty
Between Our Buildings
Save the Dates
As beautiful as native gardens were last month, the beauty of our hosts exceeded that of any bloom.
Thank you DiAnna and Phillip Moore, Jo Powe and Tom McGuire, to the Santa Monica Conservancy and City of Sierra Madre teams, as well as our Mountain Restoration Trust and Theodore Payne docents. We loved every second we spent with you! See Photos
UCLA climate scientist Alex Hall, watershed aficionado James Carlson, Theodore Payne’s Kitty Connolly, and fire wise planning expert Richard Halsey discussed how to improve LA’s resilience with Cassy Aoyagi at USGBC-LA’s Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo.
Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi, Principals: Cassy@formlainc.com
Mark Britten, Production Manager: Mark@formlainc.com
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