Sam Goldstein

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.
19 03, 2024

‘SCREEN ALTERNATIVE’

By |2024-03-20T18:06:16-07:00March 19th, 2024|Categories: Invest Into Lifestyle, Landscape Design|

'Screen Alternative' Landscapes The digital age has so much to offer us these days in terms of connection, but when it comes to reconnecting with ourselves, we find that nature is really what we need.  Which got us thinking – Isn’t that what Outdoor Living is kind of about?  We create [...]

9 05, 2023

Form & Function

By |2024-01-19T04:26:30-08:00May 9th, 2023|Categories: Landscape Design|

Form & Function in the Landscape Photography by Sarah Cosca The designed landscape is a balance between beauty and necessity, form and function. Any Architect will tell you that beauty is not enough – structure and practicality are also needed.  At the same time, design without attention to beauty is, well, [...]

11 04, 2023

Design for Play

By |2024-01-19T04:26:31-08:00April 11th, 2023|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, [...]

1 08, 2022

Flower-Cutting Gardens

By |2024-01-19T04:26:58-08:00August 1st, 2022|Categories: Plants! Plants! Plants!|

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, [...]

10 05, 2022

Houzz Pro

By |2024-01-19T04:27:01-08:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Media|

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 |2024-01-19T04:27:02-08:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Landscape Design, Plants! Plants! Plants!|

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 |2024-01-19T04:27:03-08:00March 14th, 2022|Categories: Plants! Plants! Plants!|

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 |2024-01-19T04:27:03-08:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Plants! Plants! Plants!|

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 [...]