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An East County couple asks the team who created a nearby water-wise garden to remake their yard

Le Jardin de La Jolla

Friends and partners apply their Francophile aesthetic to a local home

A Point Loma couple establishes a landscape worthy of jams, chutneys, relaxation and entertaining

A Point Loma couple establishes a landscape worthy of jams, chutneys, relaxation and entertaining

A Vista yard that has hosted 11 weddings receives a water-wise makeover

A Vista yard that has hosted 11 weddings receives a water-wise makeover

Married 49 years, an Oceanside couple shares the joy of work and music in their garden

Alpine homeowners turn ‘Fallow Acres’ into a habitat enjoyed by butterflies, birds and bees

A portrait painter exhibits a talent for landscaping in her Carlsbad yard

Cottage-garden favorites — including feverfew, hummingbird mint, lamb’s ears, poppies and Mexican marigolds — sprawl behind boxwood hedges.

Point Loma homeowners create surroundings fit for a home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Point Loma homeowners create surroundings fit for a home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Weird & Wonderful

A Del Mar gardener treasures exotic natural elements, including a plant that bears only two leaves in its 1,000-year lifespan

Finders Keepers

A La Jolla homeowner gives her back yard personality with salvaged goods

Copying Results in an Original

Invitation to a View

A veteran landscaper helps a Rancho Santa Fe couple bring beauty from the curb to mountain and golf course backdrops

Nature and Nurture

A home garden in Encinitas also thrives as a therapeutic retreat for artists

A Peaceful Space

Retirees move from Orange County to Fallbrook and create garden rooms on 2.8 acres

August Garden Planner

When summer sizzles, gardeners get a holiday. Confine chores to cool mornings, and then spend afternoons enjoying outdoor life around the pool and patio. When soaring temperatures stress plants and elevate wildfire danger, make necessary irrigation adjustments. Strolls around the garden provide an opportunity to look ahead to fall planting season.

Personal Triumph

A deck is one of many vantage points for viewing the canyon garden, which includes a growing number of succulents

Grounded and Centered

A former avocado orchard in Fallbrook plays with formal and informal spaces, color, shapes and texture. Here, a stacked flagstone fountain is the centerpiece of a rock patio, surrounded by layers of Mexican feather grass, bougainvillea, roses and succulents.

June Garden Planner

Gardeners take advantage of June’s seasonal overcast to work outdoors. There’s plenty to admire in gardens now, from the last daffodil to the first cherry tomato, and plenty to do before summer. Finish any plantings, adjust irrigation and renew moisture-holding mulch. Save time to visit the San Diego County Fair to enjoy display gardens that inspire.

Native Plant Trio

After wandering through Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, I was intrigued by a trio of native plants that I noted for their beauty, versatility and design interest. Here is information on each of them.

Rose Bugs

Roses are fair game for pests and diseases. Here are some of the most common ailments and how to rein them in.
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