“There is something tastefully rugged and brutally elegant about desert landscaping done right. Landscape architects who know what they are doing intuitively understand the vital connections that exist between a home, its immediate surroundings, and its inhabitants.

Landscape architecture works on several levels. It’s not merely about plants; there are driveways, walkways, pools, fire pits, water features, barbecues, walls, and gates to consider.

Successful landscaping, along with architecture and interior design, becomes part of a mighty whole that makes a statement about a certain style of living on a particular plot of land. And it is a living, breathing animal that requires constant nurturing after the installers pack up their trucks and head down the road

Palm Springs Life asked seven architects and landscape architects working in the Coachella Valley about plant life and the power it has to elevate a living space…”

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