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John Black
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Award-winning principal of Verdance Landscape Design. And then some.
Award-winning principal of Verdance Landscape Design. And then some.

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Finally, some good water news!

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Man, I wish this had been offered when I was there…

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It's Raining! (Now What?)
A reprise of a post from a few years ago seems appropriate given today's welcome visitor… I originally wrote this on January 18, 2010; and while some names and statistics may have changed since then, the core message remains the same. —JB It's been hard to ...

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It's Raining! (Now What?)
A reprise of a post from a few years back seems appropriate given today's welcome visitor… I originally wrote this on January 18, 2010. Some names and statistics may have changed since then, but my core message remains the same. —JB It's been hard to miss t...

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Inside the Designer's Mind: Selecting Plants
A visitor to my Houzz.com page recently asked about one of my early, and still favorite, garden designs: Cupressus 'Tiny Tower' behind white spring annuals along a brick and bluestone walk in Palo Alto " I like [the] look of Italian thin trees…  I have smal...

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Summertime at the Home Office
At the heart of it, my job is about improving quality of life: whether it's "just" a garden that's pretty to look at, or a landscape that invites — or even compels — us to spend more time out in the fresh air and sunshine. And while spring and fall are part...

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How to Reduce Your Water by 20%
On Friday, Governor Brown declared a drought emergency , and asked Californians " to voluntarily reduce their water use by 20 percent ".  So how do you do that? It sounds intimidating — especially when you're already pretty water-conscious and already harve...

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A Thing of Beauty
The most beautiful thing in my front garden this morning? That wet thing in the upper right.

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Ever wonder what a climate zone is, and why it matters?

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