Hugelkultur Berms: What Are They? How to Build Them? And Why?
March 11, 2019

Hugelkultur (noun – German – translates to “mound culture”) is a horticultural technique where mounds constructed of wood material, such as…

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A Prayer For The Planet
January 1, 2019

Hope is a powerful feeling.  It can inspire action, and by inspiring action we experience monumental accomplishments. At the beginning of…

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Shawn Maestretti landscape design, hardscapes, and native gardens in California
A Message Of Gratitude
November 17, 2018

It’s that time of year to give thanks. What I love about Thanksgiving is that it does not revolve around the…

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Fall Planting Post
October 13, 2018

Leave-strewn paths and misty mornings… Fall is here!

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Where Science Meets Art
September 25, 2018

Thank you APLD CA for asking me to write and article for your Fall issue of California Landscape Design. 

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Helpful Essential Oils for Everyday
September 21, 2018

The Essential Oils of Our Lives

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