About the Author
- Marianne Simon
- Marianne has been working as a landscape designer since 2000. She received her certificate in Landscape Architecture from UCLA Extension, and spent two and a half years with Katherine Spitz Associates, Landscape Architects. With a passion for sustainability, she became a Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional with G3, and is now one of their regular instructors. In 2010 she was selected as one of 3 designers to develop a sustainable demonstration garden at Santa Monica's Airport Park. In a previous life she was also a writer, performer and director, and is now bringing all her passions home once more.
Category Archives: Plant Highlights
They say necessity is the mother of invention, but it is also the mother of research. I recently started a project where I needed to decide on a ‘lawn alternative.’ But in researching the topic at great length, here is … Continue reading
Fall. You can smell it in the air. You can feel the slight chill in the early mornings. And you can see it in the changing color of the sky. For me, living in Santa Monica, I am relieved at … Continue reading
It’s in the air. A subtle change in the way things smell, the color of the sky, the sound of the birds. All around us, things are budding and bursting into bloom. From my living room window I can see … Continue reading
What a delicious plant I stumbled on at Grow Native the other day. Tucked in among the more common Ceanothus and Manzanita, was this delicate silver leafed delight, the lotus crassifolius var. otayensis, otherwise known as Big Deervetch. I was … Continue reading