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Western Garden Book by Sunset

Western Garden Book of Edibles by Sunset

California Native Plants for the Garden by Bornstein, Fross, and O’Brien

Edible Landscapes by Rosalind Creasy

The Edible Herb Garden by Rosalind Creasy

Western Garden Problem Solver by Sunset

Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do about It Robert Glennon

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    About Kim

    I have been giving garden and planning advice for decades and made a life change to do it professionally.  I have degrees in Landscape Architecture and Visual Arts and I am a Bay Friendly Quailified Designer.   I received Best in Houzz 2013-2017 from Houzz.com and I am an award recipient on a 4 member team project at SF Flower and Garden Show 2011, winning a Gold Medal and the CLCA awards. I am also a co-winner of the 2011 San Jose City Guadalupe Courtyard Garden design contest,  installed  Spring 2012. 

    I have been collecting plants since childhood, grew up tending the family rural landscape along with the vegetable gardens and fruit orchards, and have a passion for sustainable design.  In my 'free' time I enjoy being with my family, gardening, camping, reading, watching movies, yoga, and spending time with my adult 'kids'.

    Contact me if you are interested in a landscape design or need a professional consult for a problem space.  I also specialize in the Santa Clara Water District Lawn Conversion rebate program. I follow through in a timely manner on all projects I contract and have open communication with my clients. 
           kim@KLDesigns.BIZ