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Monthly Archives: January 2012

What’s In Bloom At The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Sisyrinchium bellum

This past Monday was a warm and sunny day with endless blue skies so I decided to leave the computer behind and visit the Read more

The Cactus and Succulent Garden at The Sherman Library and Gardens

We at Garden Gluttony visited the Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona Del Mar right off California's famed Pacific Coast Highway on a beautiful, sun-filled day last November.  Although the garden is small and intimate, there are many interesting aspects to this botanical gem.  Today we will only show you the Cactus and Succulent Garden because it blew our socks off even though we weren't wearing any!This... Read more

Hydrangea Pruning

For the first post of 2012 I'm going to share with you something I've done many times & how I do it - pruning Hydrangeas.  And because a freshly pruned Hydrangea is not that visually appealing I'm including many pictures of Hydrangeas in bloom.  I will share the names of the ones I know but quite honestly I'm not sure about a few of them because they were already at clients' houses when I started... Read more