Looking at other people’s gardens is a good way to get ideas and learn what you like and do not like when it comes to gardens.
Landscape professionals provide many different services. Landscape architects, landscape designers and landscape contractors can all design your garden.
Plant selection should be based a variety of factors: on a chosen theme or look; on the conditions of the site; on personal preference; and on the size, characteristics and appearance of plants.
You can get your plants at local nurseries, nurseries specializing in California natives, by mail order, or at a local plant sale.