Horticulture & Ecological Land Care Services

Using California Native Plants and Organic Gardening to create gardens that are good for you and the environment



(818) 761-1688


AN UNHEALTHY ENVIRONMENT SHOULD NOT BE THE PRICE OF A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE. But, when we over-use natural resources and rely on toxic chemicals to resolve problems resulting from poor plant choices and gardening practices, we risk the health of our children, our pets, and our environment. It’s possible to create a great looking garden that’s healthier for you, your family, your pets, and the environment – and saves you time and money. Conventional gardens often work against nature. They can damage the environment’s ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding, combat climate change, and provide all the other natural benefits that support life on earth, including us. As an accredited ecological land care professional and organic gardener, I use my expertise to develop an appropriate and environmentally sensitive plan to manage and enhance your landscape’s value and beauty. Here at It Takes a Garden, I love what I do. And, what I do is wonderful gardens that are good for you and good for the planet.


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Desert willow, Chilopsis linearis is a large deciduous shrub or small tree. It's beautiful trumpet shaped blooms, rapid growth, drought tolerance, and ease of maintenance make it one of my go to trees in this new hotter climate. Does best inland and in desert. It needs just enough water to keep it blooming and healthily green through hot months. Hummingbirds live in this most of the summer. ... See MoreSee Less

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