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Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

  I don’t usually write about holiday gift ideas, but I figure this year (being the unending grind that it’s been) calls for an exception.  We can all use as much joy as we can get right now, so I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite ‘finds’ this year, in hopes they …

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Surprising Sources of Fall Color & a Holiday Giveaway!

This is my favorite time of year, with fall colors at their peak. The towering maples, liquid ambers, and black oak trees are on fire right now, clearly the stars of the show.  But there’s plenty of drama happening lower to the ground, too, thanks to some of my favorite shrubs and perennials.  And it’s …

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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

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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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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