Dwell on Design: Top 10 Talks

Land8Lounge. July 13, 2013. FormLA’s Cassy Aoyagi and Wendy Proud of Mountain States Wholesale Nursery discussed the beauty, appropriateness, and water-wisdom of installing California native plants into the residential landscape. FormLA has trademarked a lawn mix called “IdealMow” that can be formulated specifically for a general region, vicinity, or a specific microclimate, while MSWN’s “use of desert-adapted plants as landscape materials” has been on the leading edge of landscape architecture in the arid west for more than 40 years.

Pasadena Showcase House of Design

HomeWizards. May 4, 2013. By Cindy Dole and Eric Stromer: The HomeWizards interview Cassy Aoyagi and other Pasadena Showcase House designers, eliciting details to help listeners recreate their Showcase looks.

Privacy Hedges: Why A Mix of Plants Is Better Than One

Los Angeles Times. April 26, 2013. By Craig Nakano and Cassy Aoyagi: You might recall that when a reader wrote about twin rows of Italian cypress — one established and healthy, the other newer and dying — the SoCal Garden Clinic asked a Pasadena nurseryman to tackle the question of why the plants might be struggling for survival. Now, with spring planting upon us and installing privacy hedges a priority, we thought we’d get a second opinion from landscape designer Cassy Aoyagi, co-founder and president of the Tujunga firm FormLA Landscaping.