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Growing your own bean sprouts

In just a few days I’ll be saying goodbye to my daughter as she leaves for college, embarking on a new adventure in her life.   And while I’m proud, thrilled, and excited for her, I can’t help but quietly mourn each passing minute that I have left before the quiet and emptiness takes her …

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Captivating Coprosmas

When spotting the smooth and shiny foliage of a colorful Coprosma, it’s only a matter of seconds before my client asks ‘What IS that plant?’ Commonly known as a ‘Mirror Plant’, a Coprosma’s foliage looks like someone meticulously shellacked each perfectly shaped oval leaf.  Yes, they’re that shiny. Finding foliage with smooth and reflective surfaces …

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Roo Garden Apron Review and Giveaway

If you’re like me, you’ve probably returned from a supposedly quick and casual stroll through the garden with your shirt flipped up in an attempt to to hold all the tomatoes, plums or apricots that were just begging to be picked. After dirtying umpteen clean shirts, I don’t know why I venture outside any longer …

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Mixing flowers with succulents in Debra Lee Baldwin’s garden

There’s no doubt about it, Debra Lee Baldwin certainly knows her succulents. But while visiting her Escondido, CA garden again a few months ago, I was struck by something else – the flowers! Not succulent flowers, but perennials, annuals, and native flowers that are planted throughout the garden. Sure, she’s known as an expert and …

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Euphorbia euphoria

This weekend my garden will be one of several featured during the 5th annual Garden Bloggers Fling Garden Tour. Am I nervous having my personal garden shown to 75+ of our country’s most amazing, talented, and influential garden bloggers?  Uh…YES! So every day this week I’ve been working in my garden, trying to keep up …

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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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