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Backyard X-Scapes in the News!

Backyard X-Scapes has another media coup! Michael James Rocha wrote and published an article for the Outdoor Living sections of The Union Tribune and SignOn San Diego that exclusively features Backyard X-Scapes and our sister company Bamboo and Tikis. The piece appeared in the May 20th edition of the paper and was simultaneously posted on

Backyard X-Scapes Donates Tropical Decor to the Granite Hills High School Surf Team

Backyard X-Scapes recently partnered with the Granite Hills High School Surf Team to furnish their annual banquet and fundraiser. The surf team’s year end event was island-themed, appropriate to demonstrate their love and respect for the ocean and the culture that surrounds it. The team borrowed various tiki masks, tropical signs and other pieces of tropical décor from Backyard

How to Help Japan

While terrifying news of earthquakes, tsunamis, fires and a potential nuclear disaster keeps pouring in via the newsrooms, newspapers, Facebook and Twitter, we can’t help but be shocked and horrified about the events of the past week; everything looks so bad. Being thousands of miles away may put our minds at ease for our own

What to Do with Your Chirstmas Tree

Decorations, guests, presents, eggnog and December 25th have all come and gone and now we are just left with the holiday memories, leftovers and general debris. We know to save our bows and wrapping paper for next year, to keep boxes and packaging for future presents and to reuse what we can for other creative

Global Climate Change Conference in Progress in Cancun

Mixed emotions and hesitant results are being emitted from the United Nations Climate Change Conference happening now in Cancun, Mexico. While most of the top ministers are yet to arrive, the United States Special Envoy and the Indian Environment Minister are already in the country and ready to begin working on the loose framework of

Backyard X-Scapes and Harmonium Partner To Serve Our Children

Harmonium’s Baker Child Care Program offers creative and educational yet affordable child care to families in Southeast San Diego. Recently, Harmonium coordinated and executed seven “Serve-a-thon” projects to re-vamp and rejuvenate various parts of their child care facilities, including the “Baby Bloomer Garden and Playground” where Backyard X-Scapes’ own bamboo fencing is now proudly on

Backyard Xscapes eXperiences 2010 Landscaping eXpo

Backyard Xscapes participated in the 50th annual Landscape Expo held in Long Beach this past October 6-7. The Expo included exhibits from over 200 vendors displaying products and providing help and ideas to private and corporate consumers wishing to “design, build or maintain” their respective landscapes. Many vendors held raffles and contests to create interest

Bet You Didn’t Know Tiki Culture is (mostly) an American Tradition

American Tiki culture claims influence from Polynesian-style dress, culture and religion. However, the tiki tradition we know today is more an American perception of island spirit than anything out of the Polynesian islands. Born in the 1930s in Hollywood, tiki culture has influenced American bars, restaurants, fashion and home décor ever since. 1934 saw the birth

Oil Spill Updates

After 85 days of hemorrhaging in the Gulf of Mexico, a long term solution may finally be in sight. A new cap was put in place on July 12 that is intended to slow and then eventually stop the flow of oil. The plan is fairly simple: the cap will be placed over the broken

Art Around Adams Showcases Local Artists and Businesses

Art Around Adams has been a San Diego tradition since 2004 in the North Park and Kensington communities. Every year local businesses turn their offices and corporate space into public art exhibition venues, complete with musical entertainment and street performers. The family-friendly event provides exposure to local artists and publicity for local business in addition jannell-krystin