An article I scouted and wrote for Sunset is in all regional editions of the September issue. (Most Southern CA garden articles appear in the Southern CA edition only.) One reason is Brett Gum’s gorgeous photography. These are my own photos here. The location is a bluff-top home in the Orange County community of Corona del[...]
Opened our garden on Sunday, for the National Garden Scheme, which for those of you who don’t know it, raises money for charities through encouraging private gardens to open to the public. They have been running since 1927, and now have thousands of gardens in the famous Yellow Book guide. Its not the[...]
Bishkek is my first experience of the former Soviet Union (USSR), words drained of real meaning to a younger generation, but for any of us who grew up and were politically aware before 1989 a major part of our consciousness of the world – but now all that seemingly indestructible grey concrete has turned to[...]
Echeverias, native to Mexico, have the most amazing blooms. They remind me of little lanterns or candy corn.
One of the greatest collaborations in the making of a garden is that of Vita Sackville West and her husband Harold Nicholson. Here’s a peek at Sissinghurst, one of the most famous and loved gardens in the world. For the history of Sissinghurst, visit The National Trust website. More about Vita and a love letter[...]