more about: garden design

4 ways to keep your soil well-hydrated during the drought

After two very dry winters and recent mandates to conserve water, many of the Bay Area gardens I’ve been in this summer are very parched.

Kicking off plans for Sunset’s new Test Garden in Sonoma

You may have heard the news: Sunset is moving at the end of the year. While the main office will be in Oakland’s Jack London Square, we’re thrilled to have a home in the countryside, nestled in the south end of Sonoma Valley

Before and After: Losing the Lawn with Magical Results

Before the remodel Before this classic Santa Monica bungalow was updated, its garden had the same vintage vibe, with a lawn and other thirsty plants, all irrigated by sprinklers. Keeping the yard green used an estimated 226,208.91 gallons of water per year!

New Guest Blogger: Rebecca Sams from Mosaic Gardens

I’m delighted to introduce Rebecca Sams of Mosaic Gardens as our new guest blogger. We’ve been big fans of the gardens Rebecca creates with her husband, Buell Steelman, and have featured a number of them in Sunset over the years.