One of my greatest honors is to have my work inspire others.  When students email me with stories and photos of their water-wise gardens inspired by one of my classes, for example, I am thrilled. Imagine my delight, then, to discover that my book, California Gardener’s Guide vII inspired a gorgeous mosaic mural! A few…

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What’s the surest way to get the most flavor from vegetables and fruits?  Grow em yourself…..from seed! Starting vegetables from seed was the topic of the talk I gave at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Festival of Flavors this past Friday. The topic seemed fitting since the huge variety of vegetables seeds…

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