Thinking Gardening

Gardening is more than planting, dividing, watering, and pruning.  A great deal of gardening is thinking about what there is to plant, divide, water, and prune.

Visitors to Wildwood Farm often arrive looking for new ideas about what to plant.  They usually find many new ideas. Sometimes they like help deciding what plants to use in their garden, even asking us to visit their garden to make suggestions.

On a recent visit to a home in Sonoma, I found a young landscape with mostly deer resistant, drought resistant, gopher resistant Olives, Flax, Hopseed, Rosemary, and Sage.  Definitely a Mediterranean look.  The owner would like to incorporate Maples and is open to adding other types of plants.

So, what's the best way to go from Mediterranean to Californian?