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Landscaping for Privacy

Landscaping for Privacy

When talking with a new client, landscaping for privacy is at the top of most people’s wish list. Whether the need is to screen neighbors who are a tad too close, obscure an offending garden eyesore or create a secluded courtyard in the front garden, like in the photo (left.) When it comes to gardens, …

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Proportion and Scale in the Garden

Proportion and Scale in the Garden

You know that feeling when you walk into a garden, and you instantly feel relaxed and calm, like everything is okay with the world?  Well, that wasn’t the case when I moved into my new home a few years ago.   In fact, it was the opposite. But as I’ve lived with the space, I’ve realized that …

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Adding height with flowering, towering plants

Adding Height with Flowering, Towering Plants

I can’t get enough of tall and towering plants, whether they’re perennials, grasses, or shrubs.  In fact, when wandering through a nursery or reading a garden magazine, the words ‘oversized variety’ is my kryptonite. I just can’t resist any variety that grows taller than the others.  I love walking outside and feeling embraced (and even …

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My Top 30 Native Plants for the Garden

Eriogonum grande var. rubescens I’ve been designing gardens with native plants for decades, using both California native and those native to the different regions of the US.  And, after all these years, I’ve come up with my Top 30 favorite native plants that thrive in a garden setting.  What makes these plants a favorite? Most …

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a flower's power

A Flower’s Power

I had both the world’s worst and the world’s best manicure yesterday. For my birthday, my husband gave me an indulgent day at the spa gift certificate, complete with a facial, massage, lunch, and a mani-pedi.   I didn’t really want the manicure because, let’s face it, for us gardeners, a manicure lasts about as long as a daylily’s bloom. …

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Rebecca SweetFormerly 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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