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Tips for a Water-Wise Garden

by Seasonal Wisdom on December 2, 2014

Succulents used in water-wise garden in Santa BarbaraAt the end of a quiet leafy street in Santa Barbara, California, lies a small home garden that doesn’t need much water, but is loaded with charm. You won’t find flowering annuals here, but you will find brightly colored foliage and stems. Take a tour of this attractive water-wise garden, and get tips for your own outdoor spaces.

All photos are copyright Nell Foster, JoyUsGarden.com.

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Wildflowers of the Eastern Sierras

by Seasonal Wisdom on September 8, 2013

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Spanning 150 miles through California, the Eastern Sierras are home to many wonderful wildflowers – including these blue lupines and magenta fireweeds growing alongside Rock Creek in the Little Lakes Valley.

This old glacial cirque is a mountain valley filled with picturesque lakes and flower-filled meadows. The area offers a colorful collection of subalpine and alpine wildflowers, especially on wet years. Come along with Seasonal Wisdom, as we explore a few wildflowers of the Eastern Sierras. Read the full article →

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A Garden Tour with Billy Goodnick

July 30, 2013
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Behind these gates is a private garden in the upscale, coastal city of Santa Barbara, California. Best of all, you can enter this exclusive home garden now with a special Seasonal Wisdom tour, hosted by award-winning writer and landscape architect Billy Goodnick, author of Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space into the Garden of Your Dreams. […]

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Vertical Succulent Garden Saves Space, Looks Great

July 11, 2013
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Drought tolerant succulents are easy to love, especially when they are grown as beautifully as this vertical succulent garden in Ventura, California. Come take a tour of this amazing vertical succulent garden that Seasonal Wisdom spotted recently on a garden tour sponsored by the new Ventura Botanical Gardens. These succulents offer a feast of colors, […]

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Hot Trends from 2013 Chelsea Flower Show

June 11, 2013
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All eyes turned to London recently for the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show, May 21-25. Celebrating its centennial this year, the world-renowned flower show featured exciting new plants – and old-fashioned favorites – to provide an eye-opening look at how gardening styles have changed over the last 100 years. Come take a peek at the hottest […]

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Take a Tour of P. Allen Smith’s Garden

June 3, 2013
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P. Allen Smith’s gardens are nationally renowned for their beauty and creativity. Recently, Seasonal Wisdom had a chance to return to his wonderful gardens for the 2013 Garden2Blog event, with bloggers from around the nation. Above is the 1904 Colonial Revival-style house, which he featured in his first book Garden Home. Take a tour of P. […]

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A Garden Hideaway Design for the Entire Family

April 11, 2013
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Looking for a garden design that provides plenty of outdoor places to escape for the entire family? Take an armchair tour of this award-winning Urban Castaways garden design from the 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle. From a soothing waterfall to sophisticated spots for adults to a fun play area for kids, this […]

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Fountains Make Splash at 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

March 2, 2013
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From traditional garden fountains to contemporary styles, such as this one above, water treatments were making a splash at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle recently. Regardless of your design style, you’ll find a good mix of fountains in this post. Come take a look and see for yourself…

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Naturalistic Garden Trends at 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

February 27, 2013
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Rocks, natural woods and plants with four-season appeal played starring roles at the recent 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show.  This Asian-inspired garden was just one of several naturalistic demonstration gardens that helped visitors forget they were indoors on a chilly February day in Seattle. Find garden ideas for your home by seeing how these […]

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The High Line Takes Root in New York City

November 19, 2012
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On an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side is the High Line — a lush urban garden, filled with trees, flowering shrubs, native plants and grasses. A  natural oasis in a cement jungle, the High Line extends nearly 1  1/2 miles over the crowded city streets. This groundbreaking urban […]

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