top: it seems all the flowers on this sloping meadow lean in to admire
Verbascum olympicum, Hillsborough.
above: pink Oenothera and lavender Nepeta soften a collection of succulents, Ashbury Heights.
below: a friendly rivalry between clusters of purple verbena and trumpets of orange-red epilobium waken a late summer
sidewalk bed, Duboce Triangle.
Would you like to explore a
more natural approach to garden design, one that values plants, not as
yard decorations but as food for bees, butterflies, birds and the soul?
Would you like your garden to reflect and harmonize with this unique part
of the world?
If so, you've come to the right place.
My goal is to artfully bring Nature into your garden,
in a way that respects the Earth in general, and the Bay Area
I welcome you to sit in front of a large computer screen and wander about the Garden Together site for some inspiration.
Garden Together's new section
seeds has a growing list of the gardens I visited since last August, including Sissinghurst
Dixter and California's Western Hills
... in the same section you can also find California
Cottage, the first of my essays on gardening (below are two
visual examples of the essay).
events... at this time I have no events to
Cottage' incorporates a palette of drought tolerant plants, mixing compatible annuals, various California natives, succulents, grasses and select perennials. above: bold horizontal leaves of helianthus quietly anchor this airy July mix of scabiosa and verbena, Duboce Triangle. below: this Napa yard
unfolds in abundant layers as the seasons progress. This photo was taken
in June of 2015. (photo credit: Jeff Herwatt)
Nature continues to hand us bold reminders that we are stewards of this planet; that our actions have an impact. What kind of impact we make stems from the sum of our choices. Keep choosing well, and allow me to offer my suggestions.