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Pumice versus Perlite – Q & A

I was recently introduced to the dynamic brother/sister team, Lexi and Austin Petelski, who own General Pumice Products. These young and dynamic gardeners have recently acquired ownership of two California pumice mines and are here to help explain the differences between pumice and perlite. Those of us who garden in El Nino’s predicted path will …

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My Top 3 Favorite Garden Tools for 2015

As we come to the end of another year in the garden, I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite tools that have made my life just a little bit easier this year. You’d think that since I’m a garden designer, garden writer and an overall fanatical gardener that I’d have every …

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Bellevue Botanical Garden

As we ease into fall here in Northern California, I thought I’d share with you one of the most beautiful late-season perennial borders that I’ve seen in a long time, located at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Tucked away on the east side of Washington’s Puget Sound, this 36-acre horticultural gem is one that I will …

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The Rock Stars of My Garden (or, how your garden can survive a blistering beat-down)

As most of you know by now, I’ve had a heck of a year.  Not only has my body taken a beating, but my poor garden has as well. Just a few days ago I completed the last (knock on wood) of my 5 surgeries this year and I can’t wait to get back out …

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A life changing journey for me and three gardens

It’s taken me several days to write this, as I just can’t seem to grasp that a year has already passed since I posted my glass pumpkin photo with the accompanying news of my cancer diagnosis. Some days it feels like it was a lifetime ago, while other days it feels like only moments have …

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Formerly 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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