Do Trees Dream?

Posted on 05. Nov, 2014 by in G3 Blog, G3 Community, Living Soil, Plants

By Marianne Simon In a strip 4 x 8, they pile the dirt. And in the dirt they dig a hole. And in the hole they put a tree. It is a young tree, delicate limbs, thin bark, roots just beginning to spread. The box is split, the tree hauled out, and it is plopped […]

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Question, Regarding Fungus…

Posted on 22. Sep, 2014 by in California Friendly, G3 Blog, HOWs, Living Soil, Plants, Watershed Basics, Watershed Wise Landscape

A mushroom in the grass

We received a great question from someone who went to one of our CFLT classes this last weekend! He asked: “Question – regarding fungi:…. I had a 1/2 (opened) bag of Organic Plus (retail bag) and found large amount of white colored strands -apparently a fungus… at the end of the strands whole formed mushrooms, with […]

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G3 Drought Tolerant Garden Handbook

Posted on 02. Jan, 2013 by in Bevilacqua-Knight Inc., Communication, G3 Blog, G3 Consutling Node, G3 In The News, G3 Media, Los Angeles/South Bay, Plants, Resources, Watershed Wise Landscape

G3 was engaged by Los Angeles County to create a sustainable landscape guidebook called the LA County Drought Tolerant Garden Handbook: DTH FINAL 102912sm.  Check out the handbook to learn more about: Low water designs for front, back and side yards Drought tolerant plant palettes for all landscape conditions HOW TO guidelines for removing turf without […]

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The Invasive California Garden Must Be Stopped

Posted on 05. Aug, 2012 by in Build Habitat, Environment 911, G3 Blog, Nature Lessons, Plants, Resources, Watershed Notes

You know it when you see it, and you’ve tried to justify it’s “beauty” because your clients ask for it and the nurseries continue to carry it. It’s ugly because it is a piece of the destructive puzzle that is the OLD NORM of California gardening. There will be a day when designers (including landscape […]

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Plant List For City of Pasadena’s First Public Sponge Garden

Posted on 03. May, 2012 by in City of Pasadena, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Design Studio, G3 Partners, Los Angeles/South Bay, Pasadena Sponge Garden, Plants, Rain Gardens, Resources, Watershed Notes

It all started in August 2011, when the Pasadena Planning Dept.’s Cultural Arts Division teamed up with Pasadena Power & Water and the Public Works Dept. to consider building a garden through community participation. Nancy Long from Power & Water called G3 to meet a site that was going to host a public art installation, […]

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