Winter pruning – with the essentials.

Alright! It’s finally time to prune for the winter (in the Bay Area, that is). I have purposefully waited an extra 3-4 weeks longer then I normally would for pruning in my garden, due to the weather patterns displayed over the past few years. I figure cutting back later, then earlier, is always best...
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Hospitality, in the garden.

My job is kind of funny, if I sit back and actually think about it. I am hired by someone I have never met before, to work in their garden. At their home, usually. I drive to an address otherwise unknown to me, park my truck, get out and knock on someone’s door. While standing …
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Subtle hues + Is white a color?

“But white isn’t a color.” ~ A few weeks back I did a garden consultation for a rather interesting home. It was atop the bluffs on the Coastside, with a generous front garden and unassuming back yard. I was brought in to add continuity, movement and interest, while keeping the garden as low maintenance as …
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