Mediterranean Brushstrokes

WOODSIDE | this concept, in collaboration with Tierra Madre Fine Gardens, focused on creating a trifecta of individual zones. the mediterranean, ranch, and woodland microclimates were blended through an amalgamation of pantone pinks, purples, yellows, and whites. the client’s vision was a pollinator-friendly garden bursting with soft, delicate color. while mature trees, such as the native oak and redwoods were retained, bulky hedges were replaced with a staggered screening of native plants. by midday, the south-facing garden becomes flooded with sunlight. to provide reprieve, an informal gathering space was created under the shade of two existing pistaches while preserving views to the vineyard.

plant palette

trees | T-1 cercis canadensis ‘forest pansy’ (forest pansy eastern redbud) T-2 ficus carica ‘improved brown turkey’ (brown turkey fig) T-3 laurus nobilis ‘saratoga’ (saratoga sweet bay) T-4 pistacia chinensis (chinese pistache)

shrubs | 1 arctostaphylos manzanita ‘dr. hurd’ (dr. hurd manzanita) 2 carpenteria californica ‘elizabeth’ (elizabeth bush anemone) 3 fremontodendron ‘ken taylor’ (ken taylor hyrbid flannel bush) 4 hydrangea quercifolia ‘snow queen’ (snow queen oakleaf hydrangea) 5 myrica californica (pacific wax myrtle) 6 plumbago auriculata ‘royal cape’ (royal cape plumbago) 7 rhamnus alaternus ‘variegata’ (variegated italian buckthorn) 8 rosmarinus officinalis ‘tuscan blue’ (tuscan blue rosemary) 9 salvia leucantha ‘midnight’ (midnight mexican bush sage) 10 sarcococca ruscifolia (fragrant sweet box) 11 syringa pubescens patula ‘miss kim’ (miss kim korean lilac) 12 westringia fruticosa ‘small ball’ (small ball coast rosemary)

perennials | 13 erigeron karvinskianus (santa barbara daisy) 14 geranium ‘rozanne’ (rozanne cranesbill) 15 heuchera maxima (island alum root) 16 iris germanica ‘swingtown’ (swingtown german iris) 17 kniphofia ‘pineapple popsicle’ (pineapple popsicle dwarf poker) 18 lavandula stoechas ‘otto quast’ (otto quast spanish lavender) 19 lavandula stoechas ‘winter bee’ (winter bee spanish lavender) 20 nepeta x faassenii ‘walker’s low’ (walker’s low catmint) 21 penstemon x taffy series ‘blueberry taffy’ (blueberry taffy beard tongue) 22 perovskia atriplicifolia ‘little spires’ (little spires russian sage) 23 romneya coulteri (matilija poppy) 24 salvia officinalis (garden sage, culinary sage) 25 salvia x ’ember’s wish’ (ember’s wish sage)

grasses | 26 carex divulsa (european grey sedge) 27 festuca rubra ‘patrick’s point’ (patrick’s point festuca)

cut flowers | 28 achillea ‘moonshine’ (moonshine common yarrow) 29 achillea millefolium (common yarrow) 30 bulb – narcissus mount hood (narcissus) 31 scabiosa columbaria ‘pink mist’ (pink mist pincushion flower) 32 verbena bonariensis (tall verbena, verbain)

vine | 33 akebia quinata ‘rosea’ (pink chocolate vine, fiveleaf akebia)

material palette | taffy fines decomposed granite