Gardening on Shasta is a challenging and rewarding experience. Fog rolls in at a moments notice, temperatures swing five degrees in a matter of hours, and the soil has been compressed by thousand of boots and hoofs.
We're talking about Shasta Drive, Mill Valley, CA not Mt. Shasta. The climate is actually very mild. Perhaps, that is why the deer are so fat and slow. With all the construction commotion at the project, they made frequent visits to check out plants.
Nevertheless, the studio preserved many of the plants on the property by moving them and screening them from construction traffic. This, combined with reconfiguring decomposed granite and flagstone pathways, provided the appearance of a very mature garden!