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Bountiful Bonsai Contest Winner!

A winner has been selected! I had just five entries to select from this round, but it was my first time hosting a contest and I’m hopeful to drum up more response as I continue the series of book reviews. As … Continue reading

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My Interview on Love Letters Live

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Well, it’s live at last! A few weeks ago, the parklet garden I designed and planted for Cheese Plus Market on Polk Street was “discovered” by a local writer for the Examiner newspaper, Janet Gallin. She did a lovely and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bountiful Bonsai (Repost with Giveaway Contest!)

Well, my “hint, hint” seems to have worked! :) I posted this review originally on January 2, but here’s a repost. Now included is the opportunity to WIN A FREE COPY of this book! To be a contender, “like” this … Continue reading

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Design Installation: Interior Succulent Boxes

This was a fun project to create: a vertical succulent garden for an interior space. I’m always getting asked about succulent vertical gardens for indoors, and most of what you can find out in the world that’s ready-made isn’t really … Continue reading

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What’s in a Design: Drought Tolerance

One thing I hear all the time – perhaps more than anything else in design requests – is drought tolerance. Besides doing my own designs and installations, I field the initial design requests for the design team at Flora Grubb … Continue reading

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Garden Design: Starting a Juniper Topiary

Last spring a friend asked for some advice about what to do with “a couple of bushes” in front of his house. They were large and dense, and created a bit of a visual block – a safety hazard, actually … Continue reading

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Design Installation: A Xeric Garden in Glen Canyon

Last summer I was contacted through the BoZannical Gardens Facebook page with a request to do a design of my own. What a thrill! I love doing garden installations of all flavors, but it’s especially exciting to be called upon to … Continue reading

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Garden Design and Installation: A Parklet at Cheese Plus

Back in November I had the great pleasure of installing one of my own designs for a change. :) This was for a new Parklet at Cheese Plus (a cheese/gourmet food boutique) on Polk and Pacific here in San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bountiful Bonsai by Richard W. Bender

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This was a pleasant surprise for me, to be approached a few months back by Tuttle Publishing about reviewing a book. What a fun thing to do! I’ve seen other garden blogs posting reviews before, and wondered how one goes … Continue reading

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“Life After Lawn” Sustainable Lawn Replacement Workshop

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Well, I’m at it again! This Saturday, I’ll be speaking for TWO HOURS at a workshop on sustainable gardening with a focus on replacing lawns! My talk is being hosted by Garden for the Environment, the organic demonstration garden on 7th … Continue reading

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