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VALUED CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS+

We are grateful to you for work we love and your support in making LA a better, more resilient place to live. Cheers to you! Happy Thanksgiving!!

LATEST NEWS+

The ways in which gardens support our heads, hearts and tummies are top of mind this month.

 

Champion Kids, Elevate the Environment

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By Cassy Aoyagi: Senator Carol Liu (SD-25) retires this month after 14 years of championing California’s children and elevating our understanding of environmental stewardship. The Pinewood Legacy Garden honors and continues her work.  Read More

 

Forage Your Garden for Thanksgiving

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By FormLA Staff:  Forget the sage? Forget the grocery store too! Forage California native gardens for innovative Thanksgiving treats. From Toyon-berry hard-cider to Lemonade berry tea, white sage mashed potatoes to fried yucca, California native edibles can add an innovative touch to the most important meal of the year. Pin Recipes

 

Feast vs. Famine: 3 Simple Swaps Will Feed You

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By Cassy Aoyagi:  Making just three wet-to-dry plant exchanges will not only save water – it will bring a feast to your garden! Read More

 

WHAT TO EXPECT+

There will be a great deal to give thanks for in Los Angeles’ foothills as fall blooming natives and edibles make their mark.

Blooming Now in LA

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From Playa Del Rey to the San Gabriel Mountains, California native edibles are in rare form. We’ll be out hunting for Rosa Californica Rose Hips, Toyon berries and Catalina cherries, not to mention the enchanting Ribes bloom featured here.  See Fall Berries and Blooms

Sustaining Your Garden

Rainy season, whatever it may be, is on its way. We will ready your garden for the worst – and harness every drop we can.  You can too:

Prepare for High Rainfall

Bring Beauty Home

  • Deliver fresh herbs and wildflower seeds to client doorsteps
  • Harvest winter veggies, like fennel, parsnips, and sweet potatoes
  • Prepare you to host Thanksgiving outdoors

Cut Back Natives, Feed Fruits

  • Divide grasses for rejuvenation
  • Continue to cut back established natives
  • Deep-feed citrus trees
  • Provide bareroot fruits and roses
  • Reset landscape lighting for shorter days and daylight savings
  • Plant, mulch, plant and mulch!

See Our Month-by-Month Guide

 

October 2016

LATEST NEWS+

Champion Children
Forage for Thanksgiving

UPCOMING EVENTS+

Thanksgiving!

WHAT TO EXPECT+

Fall Blooms and Berries
Stormwater Prep

TEAM UPDATE+

Taylor Wins Green Award
Gardens Selected for Native Tour
USGBC Green Gala

UPCOMING EVENTS+

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TEAM UPDATE+

A few gorgeous, sustainable gardens earned recognition this month:

 

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Allen Wins Wildlife Recognition

Thyme isn’t just for Thanksgiving seasoning – it makes a great bed! Thanks for sharing your garden Graham Allen!

 

 

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Taylor Wins Green Award

Congratulations Vicky Taylor!  La Canada Valley Beautiful Awarded the Taylor garden its November Green Award.

 

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Gardens Selected for Native Tour

Congratulations to the Carlson, JoyceWeiss and Wood families whose gardens to be featured on the 2017 Theodore Payne Foundation Tour!

 

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Team Celebrates Greenbuilding

USGBC-LA hosted it’s annual Green Gala last week. Great to see so many friendly faces – and to see so many friends awarded for their good work.

 

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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