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Drab to Fab – My Front Entry Garden Makeover

When designing the front entrance of a client’s new garden, I know I’ve succeeded in creating something special when: – I spy someone walking down the street and they begin to slow their pace… – They then lean in to take a closer look, and… – They whip out their cell phone to snap a …

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Freaky, Creepy Plants for Halloween

I love this time of year, especially Halloween.  In the past, in honor of this holiday, I’ve written about my favorite black & orange plants, and spooky old cemeteries (click here and here, if you dare!)  This year, being the bizarre year that it is, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite freaky, …

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Four Seasons of Salvias

Yes, you read that right – I have FOUR seasons of salvias in my garden.  Now keep in mind, I live in a temperate zone-9 climate, so my winter isn’t going to be like a Midwest winter.  But even if you live in colder areas, there are salvias for spring, summer, AND fall. I went …

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Transforming a Sloping Front Garden

Sloping gardens are tricky to transform for various reasons – poor drainage and water run-off, soil erosion, and difficulty in maneuvering around, just to name a few.   I recently visited this garden to see how it’s fared one year later, and WOW – it’s amazing!    I usually tell my clients to wait until the second or …

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Designing my Pollinator Garden

You may remember my Rain Garden’s before-and-after (if not, click here.)  In that post, I mentioned my goal was not only to transform this section of my garden into a Rain Garden but to also have it serve double-duty as a Pollinator Garden.  Since the rain in my area pretty much comes to a complete …

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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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