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The art and soul of Freeland Tanner

What do you get when you combine a pile of twigs, sprinklers, and watering cans with the right side of the brain that just won’t quit? It’s not what you get, it’s who you get – Freeland Tanner. I’ve written about this exceptional man and his equally impressive wife, Sabrina, many times before (here and here), as …

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My spring garden – color, texture, scent, and form

While walking around my garden the other day my friend excitedly commented ‘I totally get what you’re doing here – you write all about this in your book!’  Curious as to what she meant, I asked her to elaborate. She then began to excitedly tell me how I combined this texture with that, placed this color to …

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Proven Winners Spring Trials

I love attending Proven Winners’ annual Spring Trials, as it’s a chance to see firsthand the latest and greatest from well-respected growers around the country. And even though the plants won’t be available for purchase until 2015, it’s exciting to know what we can look forward to.  The temptation to grab a few and run …

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Book roundup + giveaway! The 20-30 Something Garden Guide, The Plant Recipe Book & Sunset’s Western Garden Book of Landscaping

Spring has arrived! And along with the sweet scent of jasmine, the bursting blooms of tulips and rosebuds just beginning to open comes a new crop of gardening books.  Luckily my mailman remembers that, around this time each year, his load gets a little heavier with all the books I’m sent to review.  I thought …

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Texture reigns supreme in the Testa-Vought garden

Welcome to Andrea Testa-Vought’s garden, a textural paradise designed by the amazing Bernard Trainor. As you’ll see, this garden is truly a feast for the eyes.  But more importantly, it’s also a lesson in the subtle but powerful effects texture can have in the garden. I first visited this garden in December, on what was …

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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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