Water-Wise Fall Planting

Los Angeles Times, September 12, 2014. By Lisa Boone: How to tackle fall planting in Southern California during the third straight year of drought and the diminishing likelihood of El NiƱo storms this winter? At the very least, Los Angeles gardening experts agree that planting in the fall is water-wise as new plants require less irrigation due to the cooler weather and will be well established by next summer. Here, we share their tips for fall.

Resistance Is Utile

Dwell Magazine, Dwell Outdoor Special Issue. Summer 2014. By Erika Heet: Out of necessity, water-wise native plantings are an integral part of landscape design. We consult experts on how to acclimatize on a local and a global scale. Q&A: Cassy Aoyagi.

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15 Most Innovative Businesses at Dwell on Design

LA Weekly. June 24, 2014. By Tanja M. Laden: The centerpiece of Dwell on Design is the outdoor exhibit. As one of the show’s highlights, Dwell Outdoor features an assortment of prefab homes, tents, airstream trailers and backyard alternatives, along with a beer garden and lush landscaping that’s all artfully arranged and built by FormLA. Based in the Sunland-Tujunga area, the eco-minded landscaping firm focuses on creating sustainable environments with a team of horticulturists, craftsmen, and designers who are all well versed in LEED criteria. So not only does FormLA offer cost-effective drought-resistant landscaping, it successfully transformed a drab spot in the middle of the LA Convention Center’s West Hall into an enchantingly green space – literally.