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Winter Garden Cheer

Mid winter in California is a beautiful time, the rains have finally arrived turning the parched, drought stricken land green again. Oranges and plump grapefruit hang from the trees, [...]

January 15, 2015

Healing Gardens

A Healing Garden will provide a multi-sensory experience. An inclusion of shades and textures of green, vivid floral color to excite the eye, the sight and sound of water, [...]

November 15, 2014

Christmas Glass & Crystals

As the weather gets cooler and the last scarlet leaves are blown from the trees, thoughts turn toward the holiday season which, believe it or not, is just a [...]

November 14, 2014

Berries are the Best!

As summer turns to autumn so do my thoughts of cooler nights and shorter days. This is the time I love to pick the last of the summer berries in [...]

August 27, 2014

Colorful Garden Accents

Planting up the garden with annuals every year produces a fantastic display of brightly colored flowers in every hue. They are so easy to pop into the soil in and [...]

June 12, 2014

Garden Centres of England

Having just returned from a month’s stay in the UK, I was able to visit some of my favorite garden centres that over the last decade and a half, sold [...]

May 13, 2014

Delicious, Nutritious Dandelions

 As it is the first days of springtime, I wanted to celebrate dandelions! Much maligned as weeds, dandelions are, in fact, one of the great treasures that Nature has bestowed [...]

March 21, 2014

Spring is around the corner

Although it may be hard to believe, Spring is not far off now. Here in California, we finally have desperately needed drenching, replenishing rain filling our rivers and reservoirs!  Soon [...]

March 3, 2014

Pocket Gardens

On a quiet Sunday morning I went into the heart of downtown LA with my friend Tracy to hunt for and discover the small transformations that are taking place in cities [...]

February 13, 2014


Bronze and Copper Tree Fountain The amazing creations that are to be found browsing the internet are mind-boggling in their ingenuity and imagination, especially relating to garden decoration and [...]

January 28, 2014