Harmony in the Garden Blog

Why you should visit the Japanese Tea Garden in the dead of winter

There’s something pretty special about visiting a garden in the dead of winter. Why?  Because in the winter, a well-designed garden allows one to get a peek behind the curtain, to study the bare-bones of a garden.  The curtain, of course, being the attention-grabbing flowers of spring and summer. San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden just …

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Planning, Planting & Pruning the roses in my garden

In just a few weeks, it’ll be two years since my father passed away.  The final two weeks in the hospital was an especially difficult time.  The hours toiled away as I quietly sat with him, trying not to disturb him as he slept. It was January, and my mailbox was filled with plant and …

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A Skinny Space Before-and-After plus a Giveaway!

As  I wrote about in my last post, time is a critical element in the garden. When planting a new garden, it’s understandable to want your plants to hurry up and GROW.  But, you just can’t rush it no matter how big of a plant specimen you buy, or how close you plant them together. Time is needed to let …

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A New Year & a New Before-and-After

Happy New Year, Everyone! Being the first day of a new year (of a new decade, no less!), I feel it’s the perfect time to acknowledge the importance of time in the garden. As most of you know,  gardens need a solid 2 to 3 years before they begin to fill in and come into …

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An Exciting Announcement, a Container Disaster,
& a Foxglove Giveaway!

I can’t believe it, but this month marks my blog’s 10-year anniversary! TEN YEARS!  I’ve cherished all the emails you’ve sent over the years, all the comments you’ve left on my blog (over 6,000 comments on over 300 articles!) and all the times you’ve introduced yourselves to me at various speaking engagements.  We’ve formed such …

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Don’t Snub the Shrub!

Merced Garden Club

Merced, CA

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Woodinville Garden Club

Woodinville, WA

When to Break the Rules
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Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

Seattle, WA

Container Wars!

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

Seattle, WA

The 7 Sins of Garden Design

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

Seattle, WA

Don’t Snub the Shrub!

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Lafayette, CA

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