Those of you who were at Eco Garden Expo may have been introduced to Jodie Cook. She does great work as a landscape designer here in South Orange County. She has great taste and a focus on water wise landscaping, which is so crucial during our current drought. Her talk during Expo, about creating a colorful, California-friendly garden was an enlightening look into how to create aesthetically pleasing and environmentally responsible backyards. This is a a simple and beautiful design she submitted to Fine Gardening. Enjoy!