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Photos: Peaceful garden, home office and waiting room

One of my client’s has an amazing home office set amid this equally as amazing garden. I was visiting for a computer support call today and asked if I could take a few pictures to share with you.The garden is Asian-themed and is such a peaceful spot even in the midst of the San Fernando […]

Photos: Engaging Nature Design Garden at Southern California Spring Garden Show

     Click for larger images Garden designed and created by: Sarah’s GardensSarah’s Garden 714.916.3106 Garden Pros Landscape & Construction 714.387.4753714-397-4753 or 714-387-4753 See the complete set of photos from the Southern California Spring Garden Show. Read more on this topic: Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 Photo: An Orchid from Southern California Spring […]

Gardens of LA – Huntington Library, Art Galley and Botanic Gardens, San Marino, CA

Now that Google Maps and Google Earth have such great satellite and aerial imagery, I am revisiting some posts that I made many years ago. I am dubbing this series, The Gardens of LA. Here I will highlight one of the many gardens that can be visited — or at least viewed — throughout our […]

Photo: Healing Waters Design Garden from SoCal Spring Garden Show 2012

These photos show the “Healing Waters” Design Garden at the  Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California.  It was striking in its use of massive stone elements that then integrated water into their design. This huge stone table had a rivulet running its length which then emptied into a large ceramic pot. Another […]

Gardens of LA – Greystone Manor

Now that Google Maps and Google Earth have such great satellite and aerial imagery, I am revisiting some posts that I made many years ago. I am dubbing this series, The Gardens of LA. Here I will highlight one of the many gardens that can be visited — or at least viewed — throughout our […]

“For the love of trees”‘ design garden at SoCal Spring Garden Show 2012

This photo is my impression of the “For the love of trees” design garden at the Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California. This garden was created by Essence of the Tree: Trees for Gardens, Containers and Bonsai. Click for larger image Read more on this topic: SoCal Spring Garden Show Video: Spring […]

Interesting articles from Houzz.com – Grasses, ornamental trees and raised beds

 Recently from the Houzz.com newsletter… Build a Raised Bed to Elevate Your Garden A bounty of homegrown vegetables is easier than you think with a DIY raised garden bed to house just the right mix of soils     8 Ornamental Grasses for Coastal Gardens These hardy seashore plants evoke the ocean, sway in the […]

Project: Steel pipe garden edging

You have probably seen my photos and videos of our wine bottle garden edging project. This photo shows a similar approach using an entirely different material. I am not sure where you would source enough of this pipe cheaply, but obviously this person did. One issue with using unique items for your garden edging is […]

Elsewhere: DIY shade finder tool takes the tedium out of solar surveys

Nothing like applying a little science and technical ingenuity to make an onerus task easier and faster. I could see this being very useful to a gardener who is trying to site a new plot, tree or home plantings. I have toyed around with using video or time-lapse to accomplish this task, but this is […]

Elsewhere: Video: TedTalks: A Garden in My Apartment

A great talk on a system to building a garden anywhere you have available space and light. Does it give you some thought? It sure does that for me. Check it out! and let me know what you think in the comments. Could you use this in your house or apartment? Would you try it […]