Rebecca Sweet

Fall’s Fantastic Light

. There’s so many things I love about Fall – the holidays, the food, the smell of the heater turning on for the first time, putting the extra blanket on the bed and the way the garden begins to quiet down. , I think one of my favorite things, however, is the way the sun’s […]

The Green Roof at SF’s Academy of Sciences

No, this isn’t a scene from Teletubbies.   Last night I attended an APLD meeting in San Francisco to listen to Alan Good, the Academy’s Landscape Exhibit Supervisor, give a fascinating presentation about the building’s green-roof infrastructure and its plant life.   While I found the specific construction of the roof interesting, it was the […]

The artistic garden of Robert Bellamy

The artistic garden of Robert Bellamy

While visiting Dallas last week for the Garden Writers Association’s annual symposium, one of the highlights of the week was touring some pretty amazing gardens.   One of my very favorite gardens belongs to landscape designer Robert Bellamy.   Over the past several decades, Robert has acquired neighboring properties in Old East Dallas, resulting in […]

Sprinkler Garden Art

  Okay, okay – by now most of you who have been reading my blog for any time now probably feel like they’ve personally strolled through Freeland and Sabrina Tanner’s garden and have seen everything I could possibly show them, right?  WRONG! Freeland is an amazing powerhouse of creativity and has just finished building two […]

The Tanners’ Eye-Candy Containers succulents in containers

The Tanners’ Eye-Candy Containers

Hands-down, the most incredible containers I’ve ever seen are those created by Freeland and Sabrina Tanner. I’m honored to call this landscape design dream team good friends of mine and try to visit their Napa Valley garden as often as possible. I’ve written about their glorious garden here and here, but today I want to highlight their breathtaking containers. Artfully […]