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'
Strange Bedfellows...or 'What's that Succulent Doing Next to that Spruce?'
Succulents seem to be all the rage these days, with specialty nurseries and designers abounding. We admire many of the succulent creations,
The garden blogs and magazines are full of photographs of spring flowers as much of the country says farewell to a brutal winter. It's no c
The Hit Parade: The Best Foliage Plants, Part I
We've long intended to provide plant lists for readers, with criteria such as 'most durable', 'best winter interest', 'prettiest, etc. Howev