Get to Know Natives

Glendale News Press. May 19, 2010. By Riley Hooper: Karen and Peter Veloz are living in sustainable luxury in the hills of Glendale. About two years ago, with the help of FormLA, a Los Angeles landscape design company that focuses on sustainability, they ripped out their back lawn and put in hardscapes amid a landscape of California-native plants.

The concept behind the design was to create outdoor living spaces, Karen Veloz said, and so the backyard features outdoor seating areas, a fire pit, barbecue and bar, wine cellar and infinity spa pool, or “spool.”

Travel the World at Home

Home Wizards. May 14, 2010. With Cindy Dole: It’s the next best thing to being there – bringing Australia, Chile, South Africa and the Mediterranean to your garden and your world! In Southern California, plants from those regions are ideal because of the similarity in climate.

Habitats for Humanity

Form Magazine. July/August 2011. By Editor in Chief Caren Kurlander: Given the temperate climate of Southern California, it’s not unusual for people to spend as much time outdoors as they do inside. For a project in Glendale, California, FormLA Landscaping gave their clients even more reason to linger outside by intgrating ten distinct living spaces into their hillside lot. Excerpted with permission of Balcony Media.