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Memorable Garden Hideaways

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. Continue Reading →

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Laurie’s Holiday Garden

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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 of “energy tea” and we’d stroll through the garden, then sit and chat while watching the changing sunlight.

Here’s how Laurie celebrated her garden during the holidays. Continue Reading →

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