Monthly Archives: May 2011

Xeriscaping

In Northern California, there are still plenty of typical suburban front yards with thirsty lawns and foundation plantings of shrubs trimmed into gumdrop shapes. Biking around Sonoma recently I saw a number of white-picket-fenced cottage gardens filled with rose bushes … Continue reading

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West Hollywood: The Schindler Garden

In 2006 I made my first pilgrimage to Schindler House, between Melrose and Santa Monica, just East of La Cienega. Although its design was revolutionary at the time it was designed, 1922—it was intended as a kind of single-level, shared-kitchen … Continue reading

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