Featured Plants
With their vivid torch-like blooms and sculptural forms, aloes are jewels of the winter garden in Southern California. Though most of the 300-400 species are indigenous to Africa and Madagascar, and if protected from frost, they thrive in our climate with minimal water or care. In their form, aloes range from clustering — with rosettes...
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Experiencing landscapes that have been consciously developed hones our senses and improves our capacity to appreciate good design. Last month I visited a beauty: The Moreland Garden is a hillside property perched high atop the Santa Monica mountains and designed by landscape architect Lisa Gimmy. This private garden was open as part of the Garden...
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It’s almost fall — the season when many ornamental grasses bloom, adding soft texture, movement and distinctive color to the garden.  Muhlenbergia species are some of my favorites.  Their beautiful mounding form and low water needs make them a valued addition to the waterwise garden. There are a number of varieties to choose from; some...
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of