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VALUED CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS+

Fall is an extraordinarily beautiful time in native gardens. Don’t take our word for it – come enjoy them first hand!

The Santa Monica Conservancy tour this weekend will feature the Weiss garden. Thank you for generously opening this space, Hilda!  A perennial spring favorite, this garden brings new delights in fall. In the foothills, the FormLA design team also lead a 3-garden tour as part of the international Greenbuild show.

Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi

 

LATEST NEWS+

Enjoying the birds and bees and fighting fire have something in common – LA climate-friendly landscapes.

Learn About the Birds & the Bees!

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By FormLA Staff: Join the FormLA design team and guests from around the world in touring three authentic, lush, leafy, low-water gardens, including the New Look for LA in Descanso Garden’s Center Circle. See the Garden Galleries

 

Fight Fire with Four Fall Favorites

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By Cassy Aoyagi: While there is no such thing as a fireproof plant, some retain moisture well and play an important role in fuel management. Meet the Fire Fighters

 

WHAT TO EXPECT+

If you are seeing red, you aren’t alone! LA’s authentically landscaped spaces are vibrant with fiesta red blooms and berries.

Blooming Now in LA

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Zauschnernia californica brings shocking fiery red blooms to a backdrop of blue-grey foliage. See these exquisite trumpets and more fall color.  Blooming Now

 

Sustaining Your Garden

In fall, we harvest many of the benefits of native gardens. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides are needed to prepare for winter.  Instead, in September, we:

Feed You and Your Home:

  • Harvest fresh herbs and veggies from home gardens for fantastic fall meals
  • Bring in bouquets of fall blooming cut flowers and colorful foliage

Keep It Pretty:

  • Identify garden areas to fill-in with fall planting
  • Evaluate fall and winter tree pruning needs
  • Prune California natives that have completed their cycle of growth for the year, allowing them to rejuvenate

Watch Your Water:

  • Set irrigation systems to water less often and more deeply to help existing landscapes establish tolerance to drought conditions
  • Eliminate run-off, overspray and leaks
  • Stay on top of changing rebate and incentive programs

 

August 2016

LATEST NEWS+

Learn about the Birds and Bees
Fight Fire with Fall Favorites

UPCOMING EVENTS+

Santa Monica Conservancy Tour
Greenbuild (3-Garden) Tour
Sustainable Maintenance Workshop

WHAT TO EXPECT+

Blooming Now
Sustaining Your Garden

TEAM UPDATE+

USGBC Welcomes Cassy
Eco-Tech Maker Space Gets Green

UPCOMING EVENTS+

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September 18: Santa Monica Conservancy Tour

October 2: Greenbuild Legacy Project Ribbon-Cutting

October 3: Greenbuild Birds and Bees (Three Garden) Tour

October 4: Greenbuild: Maintaining Sustainable Landscapes

 

TEAM UPDATE+

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-LA) named Cassy Aoyagi to its board of directors.

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The Eco-Tech Makers Space in Gardenia transformed into a bright spot of green in September.  The project commemorates LA’s hosting of the international Greenbuild Expo.

 

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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