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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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Pollinator Garden - Chrysanthemum 'Sheffield's Pink'

Four Fab Faves for the Fall Garden (say that one fast three times!)

Fall is taking its sweet time showing up where I live in Granite Bay. As I currently write this, it’s late October and a way-too-hot 87 degrees outside, but my garden is loving it. Insects and hummingbirds are everywhere, buzzing from plant to plant, storing up as much energy as they can before cold weather …

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Top 15 Favorite Orange Plants

It’s that time of year again when our homes and gardens are decked out in orange and black, and mine is no exception. And what better occasion than Halloween to talk about one of my favorite colors in the garden – orange!  Awhile ago year I wrote about my favorite black plants, so it only …

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Succulent Pumpkin

Making succulent pumpkins

Without a doubt, fall is my favorite season of the year. Once I spot the first signs of pumpkins and squash adorning grocery stores (which happened this week, btw!) I’m like a kid in a candy shop. And don’t even get me started on my obsession with glass pumpkins! I’ve admired succulent-topped pumpkins ever since …

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glaucous foliage

Glaucous & Purple – a color combo that adds some ‘oomph’ to your garden

I bet many of you are thinking ‘what the heck is glaucous, anyway?’ Well, according to Webster, glaucous means:   1.  of a pale yellow-green color, or of a light bluish-gray or bluish-white color       2. having a powdery or waxy coating that gives a frosted appearance and tends to rub off And …

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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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