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The Little House That Roberta Built

For years, Roberta Walker had dreamed of a little house in the woods—a quiet, peaceful place where she could escape the hurly-burly of her busy...

Contain Your Enthusiasm

Want instant gratification in the garden? Try potted plants. Tranquil Garden This serene scene mixes traditional and modern elements to great effect. Shell Game Sculptural succulents are tucked...

Growth Opportunity

Why indoor plants belong in your home. KIFUMI KEPPLER knows a thing or two about houseplants. For nearly five decades, she has advised customers on...

Get Growing

Spring is about to be sprung. Put these four specialty plant nurseries on your must-visit list. By Joan Waters Photography by Kat Alves The Antique Gardener This antique...

Back Door

Photography by Dave Adams Like Monet’s garden: The serene swimming pool at the home of Sacramento landscape architect David Gibson and artist William Ishmael.

Mini Meadow

How one couple got the carefree yard of their dreams. By Catherine Warmerdam Landscaping: Gary Kernick, Change of Seasons Photos courtesy of Gary Kernick WHEN AMY AND RODD...

Our Must-Have Garden Tool

By Catherine Warmerdam Photography by Jason Sinn IT’S NO SURPRISE that the country that gave us samurai swords and Korin kitchen knives also makes some impressive...

‘Scape Artists

By Mari Tzikas Suarez Photography by Charlene Lane Insider tips and trade secrets from five of the region's leading landscape architects and designers. David Gibson David Gibson was...

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Fun in Full Bloom

Lisa Thibodeau works hard—dirt-under-her-nails, dog-tired hard—as a flower grower, but right around the time that her sunflowers have grown sky-high, she slows down to...
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It’s a Mad Mad Art-Filled World

WALK INTO Jon Stevenson’s Carmichael home and you’ll see art everywhere you look. In the kitchen. The hallways. Even the bathrooms. For Stevenson, the creator...