Laurie Connable

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 [...]

Laurie’s Holiday Garden

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Of all the creative, exuberant gardeners I've known, Laurie Connable tops the list. Laurie, who now lives in Hawaii, once had a gorgeous garden near San Diego. After I profiled her for the San Diego Union-Tribune, we became friends. Visiting Laurie's one-acre garden was a wonderful respite, like entering a magic kingdom. She'd pour me a tall glass [...]