New Shoots in 2024


Wildwood went dormant for 1325 days.  Two winters of strong rain and Los Angeles sunshine are powerful forces that will awaken many gardeners.

Flashback: In 2012, Wildwood Nursery hosted the California Garden & Landscape History Society.  At the turn of the 20th century, John McLaren [of Golden Gate Park fame] designed a landscape for Wildwood Rancho.  Key portions of the design remain and an original blueprint showed the full scope.  Members oohed and awed at an 80’ Catalina Ironwood, stone pathways and a 100 year old Soap Bark Tree.  Virginia Paca is a member.

Joseph kept in touch with Virginia and reached out when he relocated to SoCal.  Virginia invited him to a Mediterranean Garden Society tour at a Brentwood Garden.

The Urban Water Group redesigned the grounds in 2018.  The landscape captures 100,000 gallons of water in underground tanks and features low water plants above ground.  The foliage spans 400+ plant varieties - from native grasses to sturdy succulents.  The photo shows the borrowed views from a fire pit seating area.

Sitting back and enjoying a garden is easy.  Do the Wildwood roots run deep enough to find the energy to push new shoots?