Foggy coastline, bay marshland, flat valley, and forested rolling hills characterize the San Francisco Peninsula, each terrain supporting varied plant types. So, how do you go about selecting plants that will not only look great in your new landscape but thrive? Kristen Meyer, landscape designer and Bay Scenery plant specialist, gives her tips on selecting plants to feature in your new outdoor living space.
Barehanded Tim Dauber grasps a miniature statuary bench with a pair of garden frogs attached. His crewmate records him shaking the bench up and down, causing hundreds of honey bees to fall out from inside one of the frogs. When Dauber, owner of Bee Friendly, San Jose area honey bee relocation experts, showed up to the job the one frog wore a jacket made up of bees. He estimates two pounds of bees called the hollow frog-shaped home. The slo-mo recording posted to Bee Friendly’s Instagram website grabbed 830 views inside of a week. From the viewers’ perspective, it looks like the frog is pooping bees. “There’s just so many bees coming out of its behind,” says Dauber.
San Francisco Peninsula based Verdance Landscape Design focuses on creating outdoor spaces for living. John Black, the firm’s Principal, designs outdoor spaces to guide garden visitors on an emotional journey, stirring up feelings of relaxation, connection with the environment and awe of nature’s beauty.
Feel like a magician as you swipe your smartphone screen from a patio lounge chair. Start the bubbling water feature, pipe in relaxing music and light up the main pathway all through smart home technology. The landscape projects Bay Scenery installs often have smart home technology incorporated into the design. Our project managers ensure the technology features work properly and teach homeowners how to use them. Get into the swipe of things with the following landscaping possibilities.
Well, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some of these innovative San Francisco Peninsula area landscape designers, and we’d love a chance to work with the rest! Together they offer a variety of landscape design aesthetics speaking to different types of clients. Click through their websites and Houzz profiles to see what projects they’ve worked on in the past and soak up some landscape design inspiration while you’re there.