Day Trip for Specimin Trees for California Couture Landscape

Great trip to see Valley Crest Tree Company with my wonderful client today.

We were looking for some large specimen trees (Valley Oak, Arbutis, Olives, Magnolia Grandaflora cultivars) for the beautiful home she’s building in Sonoma.

See more inspiration at my California Couture board on Pinterest.

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Cement Pour – First Street West

Been super busy, haven’t been posting, had a great holiday, nice trip to Paris and Bordeaux, my phone got wet – don’t ask how – lost some pics I was going to post. Life got in the way. Here’s where we were today, redoing the front yard and vanity vineyard for wonderful clients who live in San Francisco. Last year, we put in a pool, hot tub, patio and pergola in the backyard and added some espalier fruit trees, roses … Now we are building an Ipe, country style fence in the front with a modern sliding gate. Steel Geisha is fabricating the gate. It will be a steel frame with Ipe horizontal panels to match the fence. We’ll add Ipe on top of the existing cement patio and put hog wire panels with vines on the side. We’re changing out the front door for a custom door with horizontal wood by Sonoma Door & Sash. We’re using Rocky Mountain Hardware for the door. We’re getting rid of the wireless doorbell that played “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” and wouldn’t stop. The light fixtures will be swapped out for modern, farm-style fixtures from Restoration Hardware in weathered zinc. The ugly lamppost will be remade to match . Today we were pouring cement for the driveway, which we are redoing. It will have pretty gravel and landscaping after the driveway. The color of the cement is Davis Cocoa.

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Today was muddy

photo(7)New construction in Larkspur. We are getting ready to put in retaining walls, leveling out the site for some Eco-lawn and native meadow for a two-story, modern house.

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It’s always nice to get out of the office but it was a little wet out there. Got my Hunter Boots very muddy. Luckily, my silver boots were in the Prius.

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