Johanna Silver
You'd think that Johanna would bring some serious Rocky Mountain credibility to the Westphoria team by being a Denver native, but forget it – she hates skiing, loathes Fat Tire, and basically has a fear of camping (a bear could eat me). Sorry, Colorado! She regains all cred by being a fully-transitioned Bay Area cliché–knowing how to slaughter a chicken, occasionally biking 40 miles to work, and not batting an eye while blasting the heat during a freezing San Francisco summer.

Recent Posts By Johanna Silver

How to attract pollinators to your veggie garden

Make a bee buffet in your backyard.

Blooming in the Test Garden: itoh peonies

  If you’re in the area, come and take a peek! Our gardens are open to the public.

Plant a modern hanging basket

Bored by wire baskets lined with sphagnum moss, Todd Halloway, owner of Vancouver-based Pot Inc. designed these outrageously cool hanging planters.

Lose the Lawn: Before and After in Santa Monica, CA

Seasonal fog and a thirsty lawn kept this beach cottage in Santa Monica feeling damp and dreary. Garden designer Susanne Jett of Jettscapes Landscape brought in the cheer by laying down a crisp layer of decomposed granite and planting a showy—yet low-water—border that birds love as much as the homeowner does.