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Camellias

Camellias for MONTHS of wow-factor blooms

While there aren’t any camellias that bloom non-stop from fall through spring, I know of an easy way to have a mix of blooms as early as September and ending in April (and maybe even May).  It’s simple – make sure to plant a combination of tried-and-true sasanqua and japonica varieties.  First, I have a …

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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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Why you should visit the Japanese Tea Garden in the dead of winter

There’s something pretty special about visiting a garden in the dead of winter. Why?  Because in the winter, a well-designed garden allows one to get a peek behind the curtain, to study the bare-bones of a garden.  The curtain, of course, being the attention-grabbing flowers of spring and summer. San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden just …

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Planting & Pruning Roses

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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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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