Rebecca Sweet

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 [...]

From Here To There

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Musings

I’m thrilled to have Rebecca Sweet writing a guest post for GGW. She is a highly regarded garden designer, a respected blogger, and co-author of a wildly popular book on vertical gardening, Garden Up.  Besides all of these accomplishments,   Rebecca is what I think of as  a ‘soulful gardener’.  Read this article and you’ll understand [...]

Great Garden Gift Books

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Garden books that I enjoyed this year and highly recommend as holiday gifts include two about edibles, one in my own area of specialization, one about color and design, and a regional guide I wouldn't be without. Grocery Gardening by Jean Ann Van Krevelen with Amanda Thomsen, Robin Ripley and Teresa O'Connor (Cool Springs Press, paperback, $19.95) [...]

Succulent Centerpieces

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

The ideal Thanksgiving centerpiece... -- Is low so guests can see over it. -- Is festive, in keeping with the holiday. -- Has colors that convey autumn. -- Looks good with your decor and china. -- Doesn't take up too much table space. -- Is simple to assemble and can be done days ahead. -- Is [...]