Rebecca Sweet

Succulent Extravaganza Recap

– Posted in: Garden Adventures, Succulents

See the seahorse? It's sempervivums planted in vertical panels. This was one of many lovely and unusual sights at the second annual Succulent Extravaganza at Succulent Gardens nursery in Castroville, CA last week. A terrace at the nursery is planted with Agave 'Blue Glow' (foreground) and Agave 'Blue Flame' (background). One-third of my forthcoming book, [...]

New Sunset Western Garden Book Giveaway

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

Congratulations to our winners! All have been notified by email: Paul from Palm Springs, CA, whose favorite plant is Justicia california (chuperosa). Shirley from San Antonio, TX, whose favorite plant is Texas mountain laurel. Lise from Bonny Doon, CA, who loves hellebores and antique roses, and who dreams of tomatoes. Candy from Roseville, CA, whose [...]

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 [...]