I’ve spent the past 15 years creating a garden in my childhood home that’s near and dear to me. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, my goal was to create a garden that feels secluded and private, a place where one can lose themselves for hours.
Consisting of several private spaces, infused with childhood mementos from both my own past as well as my daughter’s, my garden is less of a showpiece and more like a diary. It’s a place to play, experiment and show my personality, and I love it with all my heart.
* This garden is featured in Sunset magazine, January 2013 as well as the book Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to Gardening: Techniques to Help You Get Started (Katie Elzer-Peters, 2012)