On Saturday, September 21, members of the Southern California chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) arrived at Eye of the Day early to be greeted with a nice cup of coffee and a tour conducted by our leader, Brent. For many members, it was the first time they had seen our extensive collection of French Anduze pottery, Italian and Greek terra cotta pottery and American Gladding McBean pottery (to highlight a few parts of the collection). Brent regaled the group with the history of Eye of the Day and talked about our dedication to our trade customers. The focus then shifted to our new partner, Paul MacCauley of Vecchio Trees. Paul lead an informative discussion of Eye of the Day as the first Vecchio Tree Station and provided details about the fantastic quality of stock offered by Vecchio Trees and the simple procedures for the designers to follow in order to provide their customers with the highest quality olive trees, old vines, pomegranate, citrus and palm trees. Matthew Romsa of Bamboo Pipeline followed, with a history and description of the company and and in-depth discussion of the services and plants available. Eye of the Day staff enjoyed hosting the APLD for lunch and providing an informative stop during their field trip to Santa Barbara.
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) was founded in 1989 to advance the profession of landscape design. The association provides trained professionals who can help their clients achieve the gardens they truly desire.