Category Archives: Garden Tips

Alternative Lawns – Is There Such a Thing?

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but it is also the mother of research.  I recently started a project where I needed to decide on a ‘lawn alternative.’  But in researching the topic at great length, here is … Continue reading

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Bringing fall color into the garden

Fall.  You can smell it in the air.  You can feel the slight chill in the early mornings.  And you can see it in the changing color of the sky.  For me, living in Santa Monica, I am relieved at … Continue reading

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In Honor of Father’s Day

It has been many weeks since I sat down in front of the keyboard reporting on the ins and outs of gardens growing.  But we are two days away from summer and the Sustainable Demonstration Garden they are installing at … Continue reading

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Passionate About a Redbud

It’s in the air. A subtle change in the way things smell, the color of the sky, the sound of the birds.  All around us, things are budding and bursting into bloom.  From my living room window I can see … Continue reading

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Three Tips for California Natives

It’s Spring!  It’s Spring!  Or at least it feels like Spring here in Southern California.  We’ve had winter rains and the weather is so deliciously warm that everywhere things are already starting to bud.  I can feel that pull, almost … Continue reading

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Garden Memories

My garden is the proverbial ‘cobbler’s son has no shoes.’   That is to say, considering it is the garden of a landscape designer it is neither landscaped nor designed in any particular way.   But after years of apologizing to visitors … Continue reading

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