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When I heard that Catherine Pannell and Robert Waters purchased their home in Downey 38 years ago for its garden potential, I knew they were kindred spirits. Having already gardened extensively with cacti, palms, succulents, fruit trees and more on their original 1/3 acre lot, the couple’s native garden was born when they purchased the...
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With the event just a month away, I thought you might enjoy previewing the four beautiful properties on South Pasadena Beautiful’s annual Garden Tour. The gardens are wonderfully diverse, including a playful Mediterranean garden; an informal, primarily native garden; a traditional garden with lovely outdoor rooms; and a very large, meandering “secret” garden. This is...
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When I need to scout for pottery or furnishings for a client, I often head to Potted in Atwater Village. Owners Mary Gray and Annette Gutierrez offer a delightfully bohemian mix of fountains, outdoor furniture, succulents, lighting, and of course, pots. On a recent trip, I admired a new tiled table of their own design,...
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On a foggy morning in Fall, I visited a lovely garden in Arcadia designed by renowned designer Judy Horton.  The informal tour was part of the Southern California Horticultural Society’s Coffee in the Garden series, which features gardens owned by the Society’s members.  Working with an established, 30-year-old landscape already featuring beautiful specimen plants and...
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Coming from a city as park poor as Los Angeles, to one with an abundance of open space such as London, is truly inspiring.  I recently spent an afternoon experiencing art and architecture in Kensington’s Gardens, which features 240 acres of parkland in the heart of London. I went expressly to see the Serpentine Sackler...
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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