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The American Garden School- Kate’s newest endaevor

To All My Gardening Friends, Master Gardeners, Garden and Horticulture Clubs, Homeowners, Landscape Professionals and Garden Enthusiasts,    I am so pleased to announce a new endeavor of my business partner, Christa Mone and I, The American Garden School.   I have very … Continue reading

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Lynmar 2016

A goal this year was to streamline and simplify the management of the garden at the tasting room. We transitioned most of the beds to perennials from annuals. Previously, we had to propagate and plant this garden twice a year … Continue reading

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Chelsea Flower Show 2003- Silver-Gilt Medal

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Early Summer 2016

Summer 2016 No quiet on the western front! 5:00 pm and I just was out in the garden inspecting a visiting bumblebee on an agastache when a blackbird parent swotted me on the head from behind. They have no respect … Continue reading

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Early Spring 2016

March 2016 Many of the perennial plants are just emerging from the dark earth and so the garden is mostly subdued in appearance compared to its summer glory. The low mounds of catmint, penstemons, salvias, Monardella, Pycanthemum, and monarda show … Continue reading

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Kate’s new book: The Bee Friendly Garden- now on sale!

  The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity by Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn Public interest in bees is at an all-time high. Backyard beekeeping has seen a boom in recent years and news … Continue reading

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2015

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  Our Pollinator Garden in 2015 What is a garden and what is it for? The answer announces itself again and again when I go into my garden, into what was just a bare, flat rectangular acre under an often-blasting … Continue reading

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Winter, January 2013

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It is now winter, 2013, January 7th.  What is lacking in color in the landscape surrounding our house in its dormant, twiggy clothing of browns and greens, was smashed open by a sunrise in brilliant orange and pink fading to … Continue reading

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Winter in Hopland, CA January 4th, 2011

We need gateways of wonder, possibility. .

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The Historic Mud Brick City of Diryah in Saudi Arabia

Diriayah: 1446-1821 The historic mudbrick city borders the Prince’s organic farm on three sides and forms a romantic and moody backdrop against the stark outlines of the desert. Its ruined and rebuilt structures occupy every visual frame on the farm … Continue reading

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