It Rained !

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Photography

While most of the country has been suffering under a brutally cold winter, we in California have been waiting for winter rains.  It has been brutally dry.  We have not had a soaking rain for 13 months. So you gardeners can imagine the joy  of our recent rains.  I spent each day this past weekend [...]

From the shrubbery

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Plants
Taking out lower limbs gives you planting space beneath for shade tolerant perennials and can give shrubs more character

  Do I sense a feeling that shrubs are coming back into fashion? Or at least that perhaps the New Perennial revolution has just gone a little too far? Over the last few years I have seen the odd article, one by Roy Lancaster and one by Dan Pearson on the basic theme of ‘let’s [...]