Echeveria and aloe planted in an old water fountain in Santa Barbara, CA. Water features have long had a prominent spot in the landscape, where the both the beauty and sound of water help to… Read More
It’s one of my favorite times of year in the garden – my peach trees are heavily laden with delicious, sweet fruit ready for picking. Many people are surprised to learn that you… Read More
Taking photos of succulents in a hidden garden in California. I have a love affair with succulents. There are so many reasons for my passion, but the biggest reason is that they are ea… Read More
Have you ever noticed circular areas missing from your leaves? If so, you aren’t alone. The other day I noticed several of my plants with neat semi-circular sections missing. But… Read More
Have you ever paused in the shade of a mesquite tree (Prosopis spp.) and noticed that its branches grow every which way? I was reminded of this when I was visiting a client earli… Read More
Last week, I was cleaning out old files that I had stored in a box from my years working as a horticulturist on golf courses, and I found this photo of me standing in a bed of wildflowers… Read More
Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) before pruning We had experienced a delightful spring with hot temperatures staying away for the most part. The weather has been so lovely that I’ve… Read More
*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for a garden product that I use in my own garden. Does your garden feel loved? I must admit that mine doesn’t always feel that way. Oft… Read More
Have you ever passed through the fertilizer aisle at your local nursery or big box store and felt overwhelmed at the large selection? It’s not surprising with so many different brands… Read More
For those of you who are familiar with ‘Desert Museum’ palo verde trees, you know how their stately beauty enhances desert landscapes. The curving branches of this tree are a lo… Read More
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