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Red, White & Blue in the Garden

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  It's fitting, on a day that honors the Red, White and Blue, to show those colors in the garden. I was inspired by  a white arch covered with 'Joseph's Coat' climbing rose against a summer-blue sky. Cobalt pot, red geraniums, white wall and window mullions...can you feel the warmth of this midsummer morning? Here's [...]

Spectacular Succulent Flowers

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  Is it any wonder I'm such a fan of succulents? In addition to being easy care, low-water and having architectural shapes, they send forth spectacular flowers. Some of the most amazing are those of aloes, most of which bloom in midwinter (in temperate climates). Shown above is Aloe x 'David Verity', in Patrick Anderson's Fallbrook, [...]