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FARM Update #4

A quick update regarding the ‘FARM’ project in Oregon state. The building shell is up and looks great! We are now proceeding with the interior design and build out. The landscape installation is planned to begin this coming fall. The photos here in this article compare the 3D model I created with SketchUp and the Continue Reading

UCLA – Basic Drawing, Winter 2013

I was the instructor for this course during the Winter 2013 quarter through the Landscape Architecture program at UCLA Extension in Los Angeles, California. The course met eight (8) Mondays in studio and traveled to three (3) locations for field studies and the final exam – The Getty Center, The Getty Villa and Greystone Mansion. Continue Reading


Dogwoods (Cornus species) can add more to the full season of your garden than just about any other group of garden plants. Spring flowers, summer fruit and foliage, autumn fruit and leaf color, and winter bark and form. Note: Spring 2013 blog header image is Cornus nuttalli, Pacific Dogwood or Western Dogwood. Dogwoods can be Continue Reading

Wildlife Camouflage

My Winter 2013 blog header is from Seattle-based photographer Art Wolfe. I was exposed to Art’s work through DeMilked and enjoyed this project of his titled ‘Vanishing Act’. Can you find the hidden wildlife in his photo?

What is Vine Maple?

The full name is Acer circinatum, Vine Maple. Vine Maple leaves are pictured above in my blog Autumn header image. Vine Maple is a species of Maple native from Southwest British Columbia to Northern California. Vine Maple grows within Pacific coastal forests and the forests of the Western slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range. Vine Continue Reading

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