Monthly Archives: March 2013

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (Part II)

So it is time for me to write Part II of my series on the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. The truth is I underestimated how big the garden really is, and not just in size, but also in points … Continue reading

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Strawberry Harvest in Extreme Weather

The last two weeks the inland areas of Los Angeles County have witnessed a real roller coaster in weather changes. Last week was characterized by very cool temperatures, icy winds, cloudy days, and rain almost every day. And after a … Continue reading

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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (Part I)

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) located in Claremont, CA, is a large garden designed using entirely California native plants. This garden’s ultimate goals are to educate the public about the diversity and beauty of native plants and how to … Continue reading

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Companion Planting trials: Cilantro/Nasturtiums & Strawberries/Borage

Two years ago I realized that I needed to help my Mom find a source that would quickly and easily educate her about gardening principles since I was living up in Santa Cruz most of the year and worried about … Continue reading

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Public Garden Designer and Advocate Lynden Miller

I was looking through Scott Calhoun’s “Designer Plant Combinations” when I came upon a particularly beautiful design by Lynden Miller, so I decided to look her up. The first website I clicked was the Public Garden Design website with her … Continue reading

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Moonlight gardens are a favorite garden design of mine. Hence, why I named my blog Moonlit Gardens. This garden design is peculiar in that the idea is very easy to grasp, even for someone who knows nothing about gardens, but … Continue reading

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Mounding Colors in a Japanese Garden

I have visited the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library and Botanic Gardens several times and it was never one of those gardens I got excited about. But this last February seemed to be just the right time to see … Continue reading

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