Drought tolerant landscapingMy goal is to make your landscape something you love. I have 15 years of design experience helping people to realize their vision for their homes. I work with homeowners, property managers and HOAs to develop a design plan that is long lasting, beautiful and water saving.

Specializing in:

  • Residential landscape design
  • Community wide (HOA) design standards
  • Larger scale design for your common green areas
  • Consultation to gardeners with questions about their property
  • Drought-tolerant and resilient landscape design

I am based in Santa Clarita Valley and work all over Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley and Ventura County.


*Physis: A Greek theological, philosophical and scientific term meaning nature or essence; the force that causes an acorn to become an oak tree.

4 weeks ago
Los Angeles County Bans Use of Roundup Weed Killer

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week ordered a moratorium on Monstano’s Roundup weed killer, citing a need for more research into its health effects.

4 weeks ago
Photos from Physis Design's post

What a difference a rainy season makes...a little secret garden we installed last June. First picture is from August, second is present day. #landscapedesign #gardendesign #secretgarden #physisdesign

1 month ago
Timeline Photos

A dry fountain makes a great succulent planter! #landscapedesigner #plantlove #gardendesign

1 month ago
Trees to Avoid in Your Home Landscape – Physis Design

New articles at my website!

We’ve all met that person – the one that seems great, but as time goes on, reveals themselves to be a gossip or a liar. Well, the tree universe has those people ... See more

Trees to Avoid in Your Home Landscape March 14, 2019March 13, 2019 by tonipogue When you see these trees coming, run the other way… We’ve all met that person – the one that seems great, but as ... See more

1 month ago
Crazy Plant Ladies Through the Ages: Women Naturalists, Botanists, and Horticulturists Who Made History - Garden Therapy

For International Women’s Day, an ode to crazy plant ladies. You all are fabulous.

Did you know that Emily Dickinson created a beautiful herbarium and Beatrix Potter dabbled in mycology? Read about some amazing historical 'crazy plant ladies' whose love of botanicals made an impact ... See more

1 month ago
Timeline Photos

The aloes are crazy blooming at @laarboretum! #plantlove

2 months ago
Planting for Pollinators – Physis Design

Why are bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators so important? They make our diets possible. They are a $29 billion dollar a year industry. And basically, the planet's food ... See more

Planting for Pollinators February 8, 2019February 8, 2019 by tonipogue The decline of pollinators such as honeybees and monarch butterflies has been prominent in the news recently, and as a result I ... See more

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