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Tantalizing Tillandsias

It’s no secret that this past year has been a whopper for me.  During most of my chemotherapy treatments I was able to continue writing and public speaking, but it became increasingly more difficult as time went on. After my mastectomy (and a few ‘hiccups’ along the way) I just needed to hibernate for awhile …

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Heavily Pruned

Today my mother and I took a little field trip to Palo Alto’s Elizabeth Gamble Garden. Even though it’s still early spring here, with our unseasonably warm weather, we couldn’t wait to see what early surprises we might find. As was expected, there was plenty to see in this early-spring garden. Like the Easter-egg drifts …

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Scent in my late winter garden – my favorite top 5

Here we are in the early days of February, and my zone 9 garden is filled with heavenly fragrance. There’s still a few leaves hanging on to deciduous branches for dear life, but with each gentle breeze the leaves quickly lose their grip, leaving behind one skeletal shrub after another. Thank heavens for the evergreen …

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Winter berries in the garden

Even though it’s the middle of January, my garden is humming with activity. As I write this, I can see dozens of birds of all types eating from my bird feeders, taking baths in their freshly filled birdbaths and gorging themselves on the various types of berries my garden provides. Clearly, my garden is a …

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New Year’s Resolutions for the garden

  The new year is almost here and with it comes my new year resolutions for my garden. Last year, my resolution was to remove my front lawn and replace it with less thirsty plants (that I’m thrilled to say I finally did!) This year, though, I have a few more things that I hope …

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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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