Rancho Santa Fe

Lani’s Garden

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

  I hadn't been to Lani Freymiller's garden for nearly a decade---not since I covered homes, gardens, architecture and interior design for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Would it be as incredible as I remembered? So few gardens stand the test of time. The occasion was a visit from Bay Area designer Rebecca Sweet, and we [...]

Great Garden Gates

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

The door has swung open on a new decade, so I've decided to swing open some garden gates. See if you don't agree that each gate hints at the garden beyond and the owner's personality and style.My dog's silhouette is similar to that of a Scottie, so I'm starting with a gate I wish were mine. I like its color and watering-can door knocker, too.This fence [...]