Lisa's Landscape & Design

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Lisa’s List of Services

Educational Landscape Consultations: Here is an area of some confusion and I want to be very clear..EVERYONE WHO OWNS A HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE OF THESE! An educational consultation with a trained, educated professional is an opportunity for you to discuss landscape problems, organic gardening, tree, shrub and plant care, veggie and fruit tree care and …

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Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima )

This is another one of those plants that has probably stopped you in traffic.  It is a spectacular full sun perennial specimen plant and there is no wonder that this is a the Barbados National Flower. Pride of Barbados reaches heights of up to 8′ and about as wide, although this happens over several years …

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Xeriscape Garden’s “Avery Ranch Garden Tour”

This past weekend a friend of mine Bob Beyer hosted the Avery Ranch Garden tour of homes (Not open to the public though it would be cool to do so) where 10 homes (mine being one of them) were featured to focus on the recent changes in the HOA guidelines.  Avery Ranch HOA created a “Variance” that now allows …

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Natural Therapy

It is always so satisfying to me at the end of a long day to just stroll through the garden to see what Mother Nature has gifted to me. I have yet to be disappointed.  I think one of the saddest parts of society today is that we have gotten so far from Nature.  People are in …

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Pineapple Guava (Acca sellowiana)

Pineapple Guava is a shrub I saw used commercially for the first time many years ago and coveted until I finally found the name and where to locate it.  This is one of the many plants that are adapted to our area, originally from Brazil and South America this shrub seems to have made a …

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