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About Sam Goldstein

Sam’s educational and work background spans a diverse range. With a certification in Landscape Architecture from Merritt College and a Fine Arts degree in painting, the visual arts have long been her calling. Recently, her love of writing has led her down a new path towards blogging, journalism and editing.
1 08, 2022

Flower-Cutting Gardens

By |2022-08-08T20:42:37-07:00August 1st, 2022|Categories: Garden Design|

Flower Cutting Gardens Photography by: Sarah Cosca A garden can serve many purposes.  It can be a place of beauty and contemplative relaxation, a draw for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife, and a productive space for growing food and flowers.  If you’d like to create a garden perfect for flower-cutting, [...]

20 06, 2022

Design for Play

By |2022-06-20T14:25:53-07:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Landscape Design|

Design for Play For so many of our clients, play is an important part of relaxation, and summer is the perfect time to embrace outdoor play-spaces!  Having a place to unwind outdoors is something we all need, whatever form your leisure activities take.  For some of us, it’s sports – golf, sand volleyball, [...]

10 05, 2022

Houzz Pro

By |2022-05-10T10:39:09-07:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Trending|

Houzz Pro for a Professional Approach First impressions are important, and in the competitive field of Landscape Architecture, we find that they can make all the difference. That’s why Houzz Pro is our go-to platform when it comes to our online marketing, initial client connections and communication. For nearly a decade, we [...]

11 04, 2022

Design With Native Plants

By |2022-04-11T15:21:07-07:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Garden Design, Landscape Design|

DESIGN WITH NATIVE PLANTS Introducing Native plants to the landscape is a trend that is becoming more popular as awareness of climate change and natural ecosystem preservation increases.  As a firm dedicated to the best in design in California and beyond, we are increasingly using the plants native to the areas in which [...]

14 03, 2022

J.Montgomery Studio Garden

By |2022-04-25T22:21:44-07:00March 14th, 2022|Categories: Garden Design|

J. Montgomery Studio Garden Here at J. Montgomery, we are celebrating the 30 year anniversary of our Studio Garden! To us, it is so much more than just a beautiful landscape. We have played, worked, and sweated in every square inch of our outdoor paradise! (Sorry if that’s Too Much Information.) [...]

1 03, 2022

Pollinator Landscapes

By |2022-05-09T14:25:49-07:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Garden Design|

Pollinator Landscaping There has been a lot more attention paid in recent years to the importance of pollinators and what we can do as designers, gardeners and homeowners to protect them.  Pollinators are crucial to human quality-of-life on earth, so we happen to care a lot about their well-being!  Learning about [...]

14 02, 2022

Transitional & Timeless

By |2022-02-22T02:18:26-08:00February 14th, 2022|Categories: Landscape Design|Tags: , , , , |

Transitional & Timeless “The only constant in life is change” – Heraclitus (circa 500 BCE) The nature of change is something that has been on our minds lately, and we’ve been applying an idea that is central to our design philosophy to our everyday life.  The balance of things that change [...]

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