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Scent in my late winter garden – my favorite top 5

Here we are in the early days of February, and my zone 9 garden is filled with heavenly fragrance. There’s still a few leaves hanging on to deciduous branches for dear life, but with each gentle breeze the leaves quickly lose their grip, leaving behind one skeletal shrub after another. Thank heavens for the evergreen …

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Winter berries in the garden

Trees and shrubs that offer winter berries are so important to include in your garden’s design.  Not only for hungry birds, but because the berries themselves add much-needed seasonal color to winter’s more muted landscape. Even though it’s the middle of January, my garden is humming with activity. As I write this, I can see …

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New Year’s Resolutions for the garden

  The new year is almost here and with it comes my new year resolutions for my garden. Last year, my resolution was to remove my front lawn and replace it with less thirsty plants (that I’m thrilled to say I finally did!) This year, though, I have a few more things that I hope …

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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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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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