Last year, I drove from my home in Benicia, California, to the White Mountains on the California/Nevada border. Ostensibly this was a pilgrimage of sorts. A journey to see the Bristlecone Pines, one of, if not the oldest, living things on this planet. Botanically it was a fascinating trip and I recorded some of my[...]
There are several elements that make up a well thought out landscape: they include structure, shape, texture, scent, and movement. But for the majority of us home gardeners, the first element we take into consideration when designing our own personal paradise is color. Thanks to renowned garden authors like Penelope Hobhouse, who wrote Color In[...]
San Diego garden designer Laura Eubanks is helping me launch a series of events in my garden! Laura’s one-hour succulent tapestry installation takes place on Saturday, March 28 and includes catered refreshments and a tour of my newly refurbished garden located 45 minutes NE of San Diego. (Space is extremely limited. $150 per person. Email[...]
The first time I was asked to be on a garden tour, a combination of unadulterated excitement and raw fear kept me working at break neck speed with little sleep for the month prior to it. I’ve got to admit that I felt privileged to be asked to participate. But I also felt like an[...]
Once the calendar flips over to the New Year, if you’re like a lot of gardeners throughout the world, you begin to think, research, and ponder new elements that you want to bring into your garden this season.