Ivette Soler Gardens creates landscapes for entertaining, playing, and living amidst a backdrop of plantings that are both dramatic and supportive of daily life.
Our gardens seek to enhance the specific nature of every site to create what all of us want from our Los Angeles gardens: a place of peace, an oasis in the busy city, and a compound of our own where we can entertain against a backdrop of a garden we only dreamed of ever having.
Ivette Soler Gardens are drought tolerant and full of succulents which are the backbone of your low maintenance landscape. In addition, herbs, citrus trees, edibles, and natives create what is both a functional and ornamental garden to compliment your lifestyle.
Ivette Soler, Gardenist
Ivette Soler is a garden designer and writer living in Los Angeles, California. Her plantings and writings have appeared in Metropolitan Home, Sunset, House & Garden, Garden Design and Martha Stewart Living, and she was the resident gardening expert on NBC's The Bonnie Hunt Show. Her best-selling book, The Edible Front Yard, was published by Timber Press in 2011.
The Edible Front Yard
The Edible Front Yard combines the loveliest and tastiest edibles and ornamentals in a garden that is a year-round feast for the eyes. Ivette Soler teaches all the tricks, from laying out the design and choosing the best front yard plants, to clear instruction for a bounty of exciting projects like a fragrant carpet of herbs, a trellis privacy screen using runner beans, and an eye-catching raised bed that turns your "hell strip" into a little patch of paradise. From the curb right up to your front door, the information in these pages includes everything you need to have a beautiful front yard and eat it too!
Ivette Soler offers step-by-step instructions for converting all or part of a lawn into an edible paradise; specific guidelines for selecting and planting the most attractive edible plants; and design advice and plans for the best placement and for combining edibles with ornamentals in pleasing ways. Inspiring and accessible, The Edible Front Yard is a one-stop resource for a front-and-center edible garden that is both beautiful and bountiful year-round.