Victoria Garden Mews Series
Part 4: Reflections on a Shared, Sustainable Future

Looking back, my role in the Victoria Garden Mews project was not so much designing a garden as it was helping the residents create a communal way of life, one…

My Favorite Gardens:
Montecito Estate Restoration

I love grand old estates. I grew up peering through the gates of the magnificent old homes in my home town of Altadena and in neighboring Pasadena. I’ve been fortunate…

Giving Thanks for the Garden

Thanksgiving is for all of us. Unlike some of the other holidays, it knows no religion. It’s equal access: a round of thankfulness for everybody. Since I live my life…

Victoria Garden Mews Series
Part 3: The Visionary Who Made the Project Happen

The story of Victoria Garden Mews would not be complete without bragging on my friend and colleague Dennis Allen, the visionary who made the project happen. (See our previous posts…

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Succulents: The New Classics

I love a road trip. I take my chances and see where I land along the way. Usually, I have luck finding fascinating places to explore—and if I don’t, there’s…