Harmony in the Garden Blog

Planning, Planting & Pruning the roses in my garden

Planning and planting my new rose garden has been more therapeutic than I could ever imagine. In just a few weeks, it’ll be two years since my father passed away.  The final two weeks in the hospital was an especially difficult time.  The hours toiled away as I quietly sat with him, trying not to …

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A Skinny Space Before-and-After plus a Giveaway!

As  I wrote about in my last post, time is a critical element in the garden. When planting a new garden, it’s understandable to want your plants to hurry up and GROW.  But, you just can’t rush it no matter how big of a plant specimen you buy, or how close you plant them together. Time is needed to let …

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Another lawn-gone, low-water Before & After

Happy New Year, Everyone! Being the first day of a new year (of a new decade, no less!), I feel it’s the perfect time to acknowledge the importance of time in the garden. As most of you know,  gardens need a solid 2 to 3 years before they begin to fill in and come into …

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An Exciting Announcement, a Container Disaster,
& a Foxglove Giveaway!

I can’t believe it, but this month marks my blog’s 10-year anniversary! TEN YEARS!  I’ve cherished all the emails you’ve sent over the years, all the comments you’ve left on my blog (over 6,000 comments on over 300 articles!) and all the times you’ve introduced yourselves to me at various speaking engagements.  We’ve formed such …

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The Fall Garden’s Bounty – Hachiya Persimmon Cookies

***Every few years I re-post this recipe on my blog for all my new readers.  I hope you enjoy!  Oh, and make sure to read the comments for other ways to cook with these persimmons! Each fall I look forward to a call from one of my former clients,  letting me know it’s persimmon time! …

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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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