Cheryl Buckwalter

Cheryl Buckwalter is a residential landscape designer, consultant and educator. As Principal of Landscape Liaisons, a local landscape design firm, she focuses on water-efficient, ecologically responsible landscapes and is passionate about protecting and caring for our environment. Ever the progressive, Cheryl found a passion for recycling early in life, digging for "treasures" at the city dump as a child, long before "going green" became vogue.

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Blue Thumb Garden Party – Irrigation and Plant Installation – Part 2

Nov 4, 2012

Okay, NOW we can Party! Garden Party day arrived – Saturday, October 13 – a perfect morning for a neighborhood project. Carmichael residents gathered to transform this traditional front yard into a Blue Thumb yard. I think many of you Blue Th...

Blue Thumb Garden Party – Carmichael Community Learns by Doing – Part 1

Nov 4, 2012

It’s time to Party! The Blue Thumb Garden Party was the pinnacle of this year’s exciting Blue Thumb Neighbors Program, sponsored by the Regional Water Authority and Carmichael Water District. My Green Gardener hat is tipped to Christine Koh...

Thirteen Days and Counting

Sep 9, 2012

Any day now the nights are going to be cooler, or so we’re promised. We’re already seeing the daylight hours shrinking. After all, the official “first day of fall” is only 13 days away – September 22. Speaking for myself, … ...

It’s not how much or how long you should water, but how well you water

Jul 22, 2012

Have you met Don Smith, the City of Folsom’s Water Management Coordinator? I wish I could clone him because we need more Don Smiths in this wonderful world of water. He can explain how to use water efficiently in our … Continue reading →

What’s Happening in the Wonderful World of Water

Jun 24, 2012

Greetings Blue Thumb Blog readers.   Has this weather been terrific or what? I suppose it seems that I’m always noting the weather. Well, I’m ecstatic because there have been some great “happenings” — events and projects ...

AAGGD – MMIH – RPRP – What does this Alphabet Soup mean? Keep reading…

May 27, 2012

Hi there Blue Thumb Blog readers. Did you visit your neighborhood nursery on May 19 for Ask A Green Gardener Day (AAGGD)? I’d like to hear about the questions you asked and what you learned from the Green Gardeners. I … Continue reading →

Developing a landscape exactly as we wanted

May 20, 2012

Nothing from the day we moved into our home in Roseville, California, on February 11, 1986, had been done to improve irrigation efficiency in our landscape  with the exception of rebuilding the existing sprinkler system with low-flow sprinkler heads, ...

Top ten ways to have a beautiful, water-efficient garden

May 4, 2012

It’s spring (I promise) and its time to spring into action. (Did I really write that?) Top Ten lists abound for almost anything and everything, don’t they? If you’re looking for something to do, want a good laugh about why … Continue readin...

In My Little Corner of the World

Apr 22, 2012

A very dear “garden collaborator” (client) recently wrote, “The garden continues to delight – many unique and interesting experiences unfold!  I love to see my neighbor’s children insist their parents stop so they can touch the lamb...

Plants – As Unique As People

Mar 31, 2012

Let’s think about some of the characteristics that make each one of us unique. Take my husband for example. He’s of Celtic heritage with fair complexion that burns easily in the sun. I am of Italian heritage and love the … Continue reading &#...

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