Welcome, Summer…the season of abundance. The extra hours of sunlight give us the time to nurture our creative energies; to appreciate growth and maturation of gardens bursting with flowers and vegetables; and weather conducive for shared outings and recreational sports, parties and barbecues. With longer and warmer days officially upon us, we also face common challenges with our outdoor environments. It’s a balancing act to keep our gardens not just surviving—but thriving.
In this issue of The Summit—a bi-monthly news compilation of projects, places and people who inspire our work—the Camp & Camp team shares their Top 3 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining. Plus read our Summer Survival Guide with sage advice to ensure you are properly optimizing your gardens this season, whether at home or as part of a larger master-plan.
This month also brings more time with family, travel and holidays, including one of my favorites, Father’s Day, honoring the important role Dads play in our lives—at any age. Reflecting on my own Father, I remain in awe of his fortitude in the face of a challenging childhood, how he contributed to my career in design, as well as influenced my personal passion to help shape a better future for others. I hope you will enjoy this reflection in my personal essay, Camp on Camp: Like Father Like Son.
In this spirit, we also sat down with landscape designer and Camp & Camp’s resident dad-on-duty Rocky Avitia. In “Around the Campfire,” Rocky shares a couple of project highlights and a few of his favorite family friendly destinations in the Bay Area.
I hope this change in season shines brightly for all you, our partners and friends, and cultivates new growth in all aspects of your home, business and life.
President, Principal Landscape Architect