The Lushness of Late Summer
Late summer can be a difficult time in an ornamental garden. Most perennials are as weary as we are of seemingly endless days of heat and w
How I fell in love with conifers
I made my first garden when I was nine years old, and, but for a few years off here and there when I lived in cities, I have been gardening
Winter Wonderland - California Style
We think of a winter wonderland as a landscape covered with snow, glazed and glistening, soft and serene. But for those of us who never re
When the weather is hot, we look to cool blues for relief. We've written about blues in autumn, when they contrast strikingly with the fier
This rainbow doesn't just END in gold!
Generally the winter skies in Sonoma County are the most dramatic; the low sun lighting up the clouds and sky all shades of orange and pink
Winter Finery - Bright Spots on Dull Days
We love the soft light of winter and how it shows almost everything to advantage. In the shot above, conifers, yucca and the lingering leav
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!
Today the Internet teems with photos of red, white and blue flowers, and there are many lovely combinations. We find Old Glory's colors in
The Color Purple
In spring the go-to colors are pastels, and the foliage garden certainly has its share of baby blues and soft yellows. However, they often
Jan Takes the Wheel
Our posts have always had their inspiration in Sara's garden. The concept of 'form and foliage' comes from her particular gardening focus.
A Berry Happy New Year from Form and Foliage!
The solstice has passed and the new year is upon us. This is supposedly the drabbest, dreariest time in the garden. To disabuse all of the
A couple of months ago we visited Glacier's End Arboretum, in Olympia, WA, where we found that we kept wanting to touch the plants! It wasn'