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Lavenders for all four seasons

Lavenders are one of my favorite low-water, low-maintenance perennials for my mild-climate, zone 9 garden.  After designing gardens for 20 years now, I’d have to say they’re in at least 90% of my gardens – and for good reason!   Many varieties of lavender are really long-lived and they thrive on neglect (the most common …

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Creating a Rain Garden – another Before & After

Since we’re all Covid19 house-bound,  I thought you might enjoy a virtual tour of my ‘Rain/Pollinator Garden’ during this cold & rainy week. Even though many plants are still deciduous, patiently waiting for warmer weather, there’s still plenty happening right now to talk about its late winter/early spring charms. Besides, if you’re like me, I …

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Camellias for MONTHS of wow-factor blooms

Before I dive in to today’s topic, I wanted to let you know that I’m thinking about everyone and praying you stay healthy during these trying times. This is a long post, but I figured we’re all pretty much house bound and feeling cooped up, so I hope this helps transport you to a beautiful …

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Part 2 Recap! 2020 Northwest Flower & Garden Show – (Fleur de Villes & Small Space Design)

Hello again everyone!  I hope you’re ready for some pretty fantastic small space gardens, and some pure FANTASY! Here’s Part 2 of my Northwest Flower & Garden Show Recap (click here for Part 1.) Every year, I look forward to one of my favorite garden show displays – the City Living Patio Gardens.  In this display, TEN …

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Who’s ready for spring? Here’s my 2020 Northwest Flower & Garden Show Recap – Part 1

WOW – what a whirlwind week it was at Seattle’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show!    For several years now, I’ve flown to Seattle to speak at this event, and without a doubt, it’s one of my all-time favorite garden shows.   Inspirational demonstration gardens, tons of top-notch vendors selling things I can’t find anywhere else, …

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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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