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Late Summer Sizzle for the Garden

Who needs some late-summer sizzle in the garden right about now?  August through September can be a tough time for the garden.  Heck, it can be a tough time for gardeners, too! This image pretty much sums up how many of us are feeling at the end of summer – especially THIS summer.  I can …

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Guide for a Lawn Free Garden

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Lawn-Free Garden

Over the past several years, I’ve written a lot about creating a lawn-free garden.  I’ve talked about everything from the nitty -gritty details of removing a lawn, to loads of before-and-after lawn-free transformations, to must-have books and resources that will guide you through every step of the process. With so many new subscribers this past …

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Heat-Loving Perennials

Heat-Loving Perennials for HOT Summer Days

Holy Cow, it’s been HOT here!   Over the past few weeks, we’ve had temps that skyrocket to 112 and back down again, over and over again.  In fact, take a look at this weekend’s temps, and you’ll see why I needed to update last year’s post, formerly titled Top 10 Perennials for Blistering Summer Heat. …

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The Allied Box Factory

The Allied Box Factory in San Francisco

My friend, Baylor Chapman, is one of those people who have chlorophyll running through their veins. She’s not only the founder of Lila B. Design, a San Francisco flower design studio, but one of my favorite authors ever (if you haven’t read Decorating with Plants, you’re missing out!) I was absolutely smitten with her (now …

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Landscaping for Privacy

Landscaping for Privacy

When talking with a new client, landscaping for privacy is at the top of most people’s wish list. Whether the need is to screen neighbors who are a tad too close, obscure an offending garden eyesore or create a secluded courtyard in the front garden, like in the photo (left.) When it comes to gardens, …

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Rebecca SweetFormerly called ‘Gossip in the Garden’, this is the blog for Harmony in the Garden where I share all things garden-related. I’ve been designing gardens throughout California for over 20 years.  I have lots to say and lots to share!

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