100 Years of San Marino

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Our neighboring city of San Marino celebrated its 100th anniversary last week. Famed for its beautifully maintained wide streets and sprawling historic estates, the city is also the home of the renowned Huntington Gardens, which are a must for garden … Continue reading

Who Needs Flowers

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…when you can have ice cream? It turns out a friend of ours has an ice cream company, Clumpies, in Chattanooga. Last Thursday, Valentine’s Day, they sent over a box of six of their favorite flavors, and boy, were they … Continue reading

We’re Lichen This

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Wendesday’s dying sunlight illuminated this moss for a few minutes. We have to admit, it’s wonderful having a smart phone in your pocket to be able capture moments like this.

Frosty Bites

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This cold snap was certainly hit Southern California hard. It was actually nice to look at, even though the garden is definitely not happy about it. But Nature’s tough, we’re hoping everything will bounce back…

Flower Bomb!

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A friend in Beijing sent us some Chinese Flower (Bomb) tea – delicately fragrant ball of tea that “blooms” in boiling water…

Garden Archæology

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A client in Pasadena has started demolition of their existing garden, first removing a dense thicket of shrubs and underbrush. With very active children in the family, we were unsurprised to find a couple of tennis balls that had obviously … Continue reading

Japan: Land of… Kitchen Supplies

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One of our designers recently visited his ancestral land of Japan, and was impressed anew with the aesthetics of the place. The Japanese have an almost innate value for design, and many of their sensibilities derive from the luminous landscape … Continue reading

7 Ways Cats Help You Decorate

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Houzz- Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More » Browse Kids Products on Houzz- For Example: Changing Tables · Children Lighting · Highchairs · Kids Beds · Kids Decor · Kids Tables · Mobiles · Nursery Decor · By Molly Brandenburg. From the folks at Houzz.com. Click here to see … Continue reading

Bites from the Garden

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Summertime is here again and what would Summer be without some delicious garden related treats? We’ve been waiting all year to have some delicious strawberries and it’s finally time to enjoy them. Below is our latest culinary adventure, inspired by … Continue reading

Arcadian Dinner Party

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We recently hosted a garden tour and dinner for one of our favorite groups, garden designers and aficionados from New Zealand. They’d been touring gardens all day, and arrived at the Lenkin Gardens ready to relax! After a quick tour, … Continue reading

Chocolate Mercies

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mer·cy noun ˈmər-sē: a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion Our amazing friend David at Cocoa and Lavender (a truly beautiful food blog) sent us chocolate the other day. Not one box, but three. Here is … Continue reading