Halfmoon oasis

Installed in 2018 by Vista Landscaping

Reading the landscape post fire to rebuild and refresh a mature garden. This design was a delight to work on for two reasons. The homeowners are close family friends and I grew up in this landscape, the clients love of plants allowed us to deep dive into specific varieties and plantings.

We tackled multiple projects on the property, the entry sequence, the inner courtyard and replanting seasonal color. The end results are a combination between tropical, native and Mediterranean in a style that is uniquely Sonoma.

 
 NIGHT AND DAY  Transitioning from the blank slate left after the October 2017 wild fires burned through the property was a process. We used the existing plant palette that had survived and added to it. The final product is a soft welcoming glow of lavender blooms and warm orange trumpet vines.

NIGHT AND DAY

Transitioning from the blank slate left after the October 2017 wild fires burned through the property was a process. We used the existing plant palette that had survived and added to it. The final product is a soft welcoming glow of lavender blooms and warm orange trumpet vines.

 PLANT PALETTE  A balance of strong structural shrubs and floral drifts combine to welcome visitors into the home. Year around interest as well as a solid connection to surviving areas of landscaping.

PLANT PALETTE

A balance of strong structural shrubs and floral drifts combine to welcome visitors into the home. Year around interest as well as a solid connection to surviving areas of landscaping.

 
 FOCAL POINT  in an incredible moment this boulder found it’s way into the design mid installation. As I laid out the plants something was missing here, we needed an anchor. The story the followed was heart warming and a little funny. In the end this incredible field stone is now greeting visitors as they arrive.

FOCAL POINT

in an incredible moment this boulder found it’s way into the design mid installation. As I laid out the plants something was missing here, we needed an anchor. The story the followed was heart warming and a little funny. In the end this incredible field stone is now greeting visitors as they arrive.

 ROOT INTRUSION  This courtyard has evolved over the years, the incredible Japanese Maple has utilized all of the soil. We wanted to add back in a lush shade garden without impacting the roots. Solution, pots! We planted a series of earthen colored pots that will disappear in the year to come creating the illusion of a planted garden.

ROOT INTRUSION

This courtyard has evolved over the years, the incredible Japanese Maple has utilized all of the soil. We wanted to add back in a lush shade garden without impacting the roots. Solution, pots! We planted a series of earthen colored pots that will disappear in the year to come creating the illusion of a planted garden.