A nod goes to Piatti Ristorante & Bar in La Jolla Shores at 2182 Avenida de La Playa as well as to their gardener, Chris Nyhan of C. Nyhan Landscaping of La Jolla, for the extensive landscaping in front of the landmark Italian restaurant which celebrated its 20th anniversary recently.
Nyhan, who’s tended the Piatti property for about 15 years, noted the San Diego red bougainvillea and a small rose garden near the front door are hallmarks of the eatery’s plant palette. Fruitless olive trees and an herb garden including rosemary, lavender and sage make up foundation plants in the remainder of the garden setting.
Piatti events coordinator Kasey Avedesian said the restaurant gets complimented on its colorful bougainvillea, adding the star jasmine “smells really nice when it blooms.”
She also said the restaurant also uses rosemary from the garden in some of its recipes.
Nyhan noted different flowers are in bloom seasonally in the garden. “Right now the (purple) irises are in bloom,” he said.
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