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Gardens of Mission San Juan Capistrano

– Posted in: Garden Design
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California is relatively new, historically speaking, but that doesn't mean we don't love antiquities. Designers of restaurants and hotels must know this, because when they do a Spanish colonial-style establishment, they knock stucco off of the walls to make them look old. So where did they get the idea that this lent (at least the suggestion of) authenticity? [...]

Memorable Garden Hideaways

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

As a child growing up in Southern CA, I spent golden summer afternoons climbing avocado trees; furnishing a fortress walled with living bamboo; and lazing in a lawn glider as sprinklers splashed its plastic cover and library books ushered me to OZ. Decades later, as a scout for newspapers and magazines, I occasionally encountered some [...]