Harmony in the Garden Blog

Quiet reflections, gratitude and a holiday offer for you

This is the fourth night in a row where I’ve awoke at 3:00 in the morning, not feeling sick and nauseous as I typically do during this week of my cancer treatment, but wide awake and filled with gratitude and happiness. Night after night I’ve quietly laid here, letting my mind wander to where it …

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Planting bulbs in a warm climate plus a HUGE Cyber Book Party!

I’m honored to be participating in Fran Sorin’s Cyber Book Party (complete with two grand giveaways!) celebrating the updated 10th Anniversary Edition of her groundbreaking book Digging Deep – Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening. I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Fran personally over the years, believing our styles of gardening, designing and …

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S.F. Conservatory of Flowers, Aquascapes, and Pitcher Plant Bonanza

This past weekend my husband, Tom, and I spent an afternoon wandering through the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, enjoying the rare chance to sneak away and visit a different world for awhile. I have a confession – while I’ve been there at least a half dozen times in my life and, yes, it’s truly …

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A Jewel Box Courtyard that’s Wheelchair-Friendly

Three years ago our local newspaper ran a story on our (then) new book, Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces. Within 24 hours, I received a phone call from Judy, who was in desperate need of transforming her tiny, overgrown courtyard into one that appeared spacious, bright, lush, and tranquil. Judy …

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Spooky South End Cemetery in the Hamptons

While visiting New York this summer, I spent a glorious weekend touring the Hamptons.  Oh my.  I’ve never quite seen anything like it- the estates, the gardens, one charming town after another, the pristine beaches.  It surpassed everything I thought it might be – pure heaven on so many levels. One day, while touring the …

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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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