The Mediterranean Mound Garden

While working at the Sierra Azul Garden and Nursery, a comment often heard from customers and visitors is, "We'd like to take one or more of these beautiful mounds and move them over to our property." Creating a Mediterranean...

Gardening with Grasses

With silky flowers that ripple in the slightest breeze, or soft billowy mounds that provide cover for birds, ornamental grasses can bring fine or bold texture and a sense of motion to any garden. Grown in a mass, or interplanted with trees and shrubs and flowers,...

Deciduous Is Not a Dirty Word

Where winters are cold and snowy it is expected that most plants will lose their leaves during the winter. However in coastal California we expect plants to be green and showy all year long. Indeed, in our mind Mediterranean climate many plants are in active growth...