On a “Modern Mission” in Garden Design magazine


It may be cold and gray outside, but that means it’s a perfect time of year to curl up with the new Winter 2018 issue of Garden Design magazine. I got my copy today and am excited to tell you about my article “Modern Mission,” which appears on page 54. It explores a lush, oasis-style courtyard garden and outer garden of drought-tolerant Australian plants on the site of an old pear orchard in Sonoma, California. Photos are by the inimitable Marion Brenner.


Dream gardens indeed! Get your copy by subscribing to Garden Design. You can also sometimes find it in bookstores and garden shops. The quarterly magazine is packed with in-depth articles and beautiful photos — and zero ads.

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5 Responses

  1. Gretchen Niendorff says:

    I received my Garden Design issue today and thoroughly enjoyed your article. It is a lovely property wonderfully described.

  2. I just got my mag yesterday. Instead of paging through looking at pictures before reading articles I began at the beginning (imagine that) and started reading. I am now looking forward to reading your article.

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