Articles & Tips

“Gardening is the Work of a Lifetime”

“Gardening is the work of a lifetime: you never finish.” - Oscar de la Renta Thank you Cottages & Bungalows Magazine for featuring my favorite space in the garden!  I'm looking forward to using this space come springtime! For garden inspiration and landscape...

Teryl Ciarlo’s 5 Keys to Designing Your Perfect Garden

Cottage's and Bungalows Magazine - March 2018 When landscape designer, Teryl Ciarlo first spotted a 1930’s cottage in Brentwood, she was drawn to its “old tradition charm and the big, beautiful yard.” As she surveyed the grounds surrounding the shingled cottage, she...

Teryl In Locale Magazine

Gardens Explode for Palisades Garden Club Tour

Palisades News Brentwood Hidden Treasure Teri Ciarlo, owner of Teryl Designs Landscaping, has crafted a sanctuary in the back of a charming house in Brentwood that belies the fact it’s only a block off Sunset. The long, roomy backyard is equipped with a couch and a...

Jordana Brewster’s Landscape Designer Shares How You Can Build Garden Memories With Your Kids

Mom.me   by Rachel Warrick Jul 14, 2017 Actress and mom Jordana Brewster (“Fast & Furious”) hosted a "Garden to Glass" party at her Mandeville Canyon home on June 7 to celebrate the completion of a year-long project now in full bloom. Brewster and her husband, who...

Jordana Brewster & Teryl Ciarlo Host Brentwood Garden Soiree

Photography by Cindy Airey There are dozens of ways to celebrate the early days of summer. But earlier this month, actress, Jordana Brewster and Los Angeles Landscape Designer, Teryl Ciarlo, hosted a backyard garden party at Jordana’s Brentwood home, to show everyone...

Garden to Glass Event at Jordana Brewster’s Mandeville Home

I am so thankful to all of the bloggers and media who attended my Garden to Glass event at actress Jordana Brewster's Mandeville home!  Jordana shared details on her non-GMO project for the Environmental Council, and opened her beautiful garden and home to all of us....

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Your mom gave you life, so it’s understandable that you’d want to get her a great Mother’s Day gift. But that can be easier said than done, especially if you feel like you’ve run out of time. For all you procrastinators out there, we’re here for you. Get inspired with...

See Teryl Designs Landscaping in LA Daily News

Teryl Designs was just featured in LA Daily News! My favorite outdoor lighting design ideas were shared with all of Los Angeles, as well as my tricks to making guests stay just a little longer through outdoor entertaining. One of my favorite quotes from the article:...

Earth Day Tips for Water Conscious Design in the Garden

Water-conscious garden design is important for anyone who wants to keep a green garden in California. It's easier than you think, too! Below I've laid out my top 10 tips for living a water-friendly lifestyle. TOP TEN TIPS 1. Be conscientious with your sprinklers...

Teryl Ciarlo’s 5 Keys to Designing Your Perfect Garden

Cottage's and Bungalows Magazine - March 2018 When landscape designer, Teryl Ciarlo first spotted a 1930’s cottage in Brentwood, she was drawn to its “old tradition charm and the big, beautiful yard.” As she surveyed the grounds surrounding the shingled cottage, she...

Lighting lends atmosphere to backyard gatherings

Gardeners Supply Company stocks many types of outdoor solar lights such as these globes that change color throughout the night. (Photo courtesy Gardeners Supply Company) By Suzanne Sproul | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: April 30, 2017 at 11:09 am | UPDATED: April...

Take A Look Inside Actress Jordana Brewster’s Edible Home Garden

The Chaulkboard Photo Credit: Cindy Airey   Take a peek inside Jordana Brewster’s edible garden at home and learn the kid-friendly gardening advice we picked up at her recent garden party… We recently joined actress Jordana Brewster for a garden party in her gorgeous...

For The Love Of Figs…

[fusion_text]When we moved into our Brentwood home it was a welcome surprise to find a mature Fig tree in the far back garden. I have always loved their graceful majestic beauty especially when they are in full leaf. Plus, there is the added advantage of a late summer...

Plant A Garden and They Will Come

Plant strawberries and your children will come home from school and pick them. They will tell their friends, and then their friends will come over and pick them Now suddenly, they are playing in the garden, instead of playing on electronics. Walk Grandma to the back...

Teryl Designs at Robinson Garden Tour 2013

Teryl Designs created floral displays for Anthropology at the 25th Annual Robinson Garden Tour .   ....

Happy Valentines Day

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. - Max...

Plant A Garden and They Will Come

Plant strawberries and your children will come home from school and pick them. They will tell their friends, and then their friends will come over and pick them Now suddenly, they are playing in the garden, instead of playing on electronics. Walk Grandma to the back...

Teryl Designs Featured in Traditional Home Magazine July/August 2013

Turn to page 55 to check out the terrace garden by Teryl Designs!

Teryl Designs in Traditional Home Magazine

Traditional Home Magazine (july-August) ...turn to page 55 to check out the patio garden by Teryl...

Teryl Featured in Coastal Living

East meets West Nestled in the rolling hills of Pacific Palisades, a tony Los Angeles enclave on the ocean, this shingle-style house is the perfect marriage of East and West—coasts, that is. With a wide front porch, tons of wicker, and plenty of antiques, the house...

Elegant Style

  One of Teryl's new...

Beautiful London Terrace

I wanted to share this photo of a show stopping terrace in London!!! With no where to plant because of the concrete, the garden was created out of pots, clipped boxwood balls and hard clipped patio trees. The tops of the trees were severely clipped to create a ceiling...

Teryl Featured in Coastal Living

Open-Door Policy Interior Designer Lee Ann Thorton designed this house around the beautiful landscape done by Teryl Designs.  Filled with boxwoods, peonies, hydrangeas, lavender, and roses, the garden rivals those of cottages in the Cotswolds, and sets a joyous tone...

Teryl Featured in Coastal Living

Deck-ed Out Lee Ann's combination of casual and pretty means the house boasts a sunny disposition all year long. There's just something about being in this house that boosts your mood," she says. "I've never been to a more cheerful, inviting place." Article By Mimi...

Zeroscape – Cabo San Lucas

I'm excited to announce my new project - right on the beach in the east cape of Cabo!  I call it Zeroscape as it's an incredibly green design, utilizing solely drought-tolerant plants native to the Baja environment.  In such a hot climate, it's essential we find ways...

Enjoying the Flora of the Baja Peninsula

Here I am in Cabo San Lucas with these beautiful leaves -- in Mexico they call them "Columbus Leaves".   Such a wonderful...

The No-Fail Guide to Choosing + Growing Succulents

HelloGlow May 27, 2017 by Stephanie Pollard If you’re looking to spruce up your outdoor space, a hanging succulent wall planter is a great way to do it. Los Angeles gardenista Teryl Ciarlo of Teryl Designs recommends Fishhook Senecio, Donkey’s Tail, Sticks on Fire,...

13 Homemade Weed Killers That Work

Good Housekeeping By Caroline Picard and Jeff Yeager Apr 28, 2017 1 Of 14 Pull Them Don't discount rolling up your sleeves. "The best way will always be good old-fashioned elbow grease," says Teryl Ciarlo of Teryl Designs. She advises trying to pull from beneath the...

7 Tips For Fun Family Gardening

Belong Magazine May 31, 2017 by Brooke Saxon-Spencer Gardening is all about building memories with loved ones.. so what’s more special than bonding over a special afternoon in the garden & giving yourself a gift to enjoy for months! Read Teryl's Blog Post on...

Controlling Weeds Naturally and Adorably

Did you know that you can rent goats to landscape your garden? One of my favorite magazines, Good Housekeeping, just shared my top tips on organic weed killers, and one of them is the cutest and most natural weed killer of all - adorable grazing goats! Also included...

Planting Trees for Tree People

Today I planted some trees for the great environmental organization Tree People. Visit their site at treepeople.org to learn how you can get involved too! Like this post if you love...

Spice Up Your Drinks With a Garden Garnish Bar From Jardesca

Have you ever spiced up your drink with a garden garnish bar?  I have! Thanks to Jardesca California Aperitif for making the Garden to Glass event so special!  This delightful family-owned Aperitiva company introduced me to the idea of putting a garden in your glass! ...

THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION DECOR IDEAS

FRONT DOOR ENTRY: This arrangement will surely get your guests in a Thanksgiving Day mood upon arrival! - Magnolia leaves, orange Chinese lanterns, bittersweet and mini orange pumpkins. THANKSGIVING TABLE: Large white and mini white pumpkins mixed with bittersweet and...

Plant A Garden and They Will Come

Plant strawberries and your children will come home from school and pick them. They will tell their friends, and then their friends will come over and pick them Now suddenly, they are playing in the garden, instead of playing on electronics. Walk Grandma to the back...

Teryl Featured in Coastal Living

East meets West Nestled in the rolling hills of Pacific Palisades, a tony Los Angeles enclave on the ocean, this shingle-style house is the perfect marriage of East and West—coasts, that is. With a wide front porch, tons of wicker, and plenty of antiques, the house...

Teri, Chuck and Friends

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Happy New Year!

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Check out what to do with your left over pumpkins and gourds

Spray paint them bronze, silver and gold for a festive holiday display! Now that is what I call recycling!...

Teri On New Project In Manhattan Beach

Teri prides herself in choosing beautiful flowers for a garden.  She loves hydrangeas. In the past few years, a few "everblooming" hydrangeas have been discovered/developed. These mophead hydrangeas will bloom much further north than ever before, and they bloom more...

Spooky Halloween Spiders!

It's the time of year when creepy crawlees come out to play! Decorate your home's exterior with these spiders that I found at my local Halloween costume store!    ...

The inDeed campaign for nature # 6

Every 20 minutes, we cross over a line from which there is no return, as another species disappears. Species extinction is a normal process. But extinction is happening at least 100 times faster than it should. The last time something similar happened in the earth’s...

Outdoor lights that delight: How to brighten up summer get-togethers

LA Daily News By Suzanne Sproul, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Summer evenings — perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining — soon will be here. Whether it’s a family get-together for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, a graduation blowout bash or any other celebration,...

Gifts That Give Back to Mother Earth

Don't just give gifts to your friends and family this holiday season, give back to Mother Earth! Thymes Fragrances is offering “Buy One. Plant One.”  For every candle purchased, a tree is planted in collaboration with Woodchuck USA.  Talk about a gift that will keep...

Staying Grounded During The Christmas Chaos

What a moment to capture on camera - such love and adoration! This photo grounds me during a season where my decorating (and shopping!) can get a little out of control. Dear Jackie, your timeless style and class will always be the biggest source of inspiration for me!...

Thanksgiving – Gratitude For a Fruitful Harvest

As we reflect on gratitude, I am reminded of all that is dear and closest to my heart; family, both immediate and extended through friendships formed and kept for years. Thank you all for the many joys you have given me, for there is nothing greater than to love and...

Thanksgiving Decorating Made Easy

Fall decorating is so fun and easy...just pile on layers and layers of pumpkins!  And you don't have to stick with the standard orange, either.  Branch out and make a statement with white pumpkins, multi-colored pumpkins, and even miniatures!  The variety will provide...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Giving Thanks & Blessings to you All from Teryl Designs...