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There is always that one amazing garden with enough flora and fauna to keep us wondering where it all possibly could come from. Well-kept rows of hedges bordering roses or violets, fountains with cherubs and other mystical beings. Sweeping expanses of gorgeous flower fields and secret, hidden enclaves. The Huntington Library Botanical Garden affords its visitors endless sensory enjoyment as well as a crash course on a variety of plant-related topics. A 120-acre garden surrounding a research institution in Pasadena, California is where it all takes place.
Lotusland, Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Casa Nueva
Day one of Pacific Horticultre Symposium – Gardening Under Mediterranean Skies VII: Lessons in Sustainable Gardening Wine Country Tour – Santa Ynez Valley
My first day at the Pacific Horticulture Symposium, Gardening Under Mediterranean Skies VII: Lessons in Sustainable Gardening, in Santa Barbara. We visited Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum followed by visits to two private gardens, and three vineyards - Buttonwood Farm,Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, and Lafond Winery. Saw some beautiful plants and gardens. Drank some great wines. Met some awesome people - Puck Erikson, Patrick Anderson, Barbara Paul, Pat Brodie and many others. Having lots of fun. Continue reading
A few years ago I decided to put together a map of landscaping resources in San Diego county so that I could send clients out to take a look at plants or landscaping materials to help them with decisions. I recently updated it to add in a few more resources, so here’s the latest version:
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In the summer of 2010, The Yard Fairy was honored to be asked by the San Diego Horticulture Society to install their demonstration garden at the San Diego County Fair. Here is the video showing the building process and finished garden in all its beauty.
These before and after photographs of a California friendly woodland style front yard setting went from same-old lawn and tree to raised planter areas and low water color. The latest set of pictures were taken two years after installation. What a wonderful transformation.