Landscape Design Blog

Landscaping in the Tehachapi, and surrounding Kern County

When Life Gives You Lemons… Go Bowling?

Sunday evening my son RJ showed up at my door for dinner (his wife is out of town) and he was carrying some beautiful produce that a sweet older gentleman gave him earlier that day when he was in Bakersfield. […]

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Gardening: A Stress Reliever?

A few years back my brother got me a t-shirt that said “Loves to play in the dirt”. It’s so true! The act of digging, amending, planting and tending the garden has always been a joy for me. As a […]

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In My Garden Today…

Even in December there are some surprises in the garden! Today I found some beautiful flowers in full bloom here in my Tehachapi garden:  One is a lovely, easy to grow annual simply called Mallow. The botanical name is Malva […]

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One Reason I Love to Garden

One day, just a couple of weeks back, My granddaughter came to visit me.We took a walk through the garden and picked the last of the roses and Michaelmas Daisy (Aster novi-belgii). We brought them in the house and made […]

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Longfellow Got it Right

I had the great privilege of working with a group of friends from The Living Room at a young woman’s house yesterday.  Nothing puts me in the Christmas Spirit like Giving, and these folks gave up their Sunday to Give.  I was on a […]

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