Painters Garden

Lon and Laura came to me with challenges including deer, wind, gophers, and rabbits.  I used bright masses of color throughout this landscape, while also preserving distant hillside views and creating wildlife habitat. I also created a wildflower meadow to stabilize their hillside, bring in pollinators, and provide painting opportunities. In fact, this garden was designed with the intent to paint it. Hardy plants such as Prostanthera, Westringia, Barberry and Coleonema served as a backdrop to more colorful perennials and bulbs which provide long lasting, seasonal vibrance in this garden that also resists pests.



Key Characteristics

  • Color
  • Challenges with deer, gophers, and wind
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Habitat value
  • Seasonal Color Vibrance
  • Arbors and gates
  • Gravel and pebble pathways and patios
  • Deck



"...Margaret is expert in her recommendations whether aesthetic or practical. She contributes planning and supervision while taking the time to carefully listen to our needs from color concerns to choosing specific plants that are both deer resistant and drought tolerant. She is an excellent problem-solver and a constant, reliable resource. Her passion for landscape design is contagious and has resulted in gardens that are a constant inspiration."– Laura H.

If you are interested in Margaret designing and installing your yard call (707) 799-9118 or click the button to send her an email.