Today's photos are from Dan Koellen in Roseville, California. We last saw Dan's garden in May, when I fell in love with his topiary Loch Ness monster! (Refresh your memory HERE) Now he's back with a few more of his topiaries, and more. Dan says, "While the topiaries really jump out at you in person, photographing them can be difficult since they tend to blend into the background in a photo. Gardening in the summer can be a challenge in Northern California with very hot days and no rain from May until fall; even Mediterranean plants need supplemental water here to keep them healthy." Those topiaries are so cool, Dan! And I'm so jealous of your phlomis. I don't think I can grow it here, but always admire it when I'm in California. Thanks so much for the update--keep 'em coming!

Hey all--Kate, the winner of the Thanksgiving Book Giveaway, chose the Zen Gardens book, so now there are 3 left for another giveaway. So let's do it! I'll choose randomly from everyone who sends me garden photos by next Friday to win your choice of the remaining books (last photo), plus a mystery bonus! (Hint--it's from one of our sister publications). Email hi-res photos and a description of your garden and what you're showing us to I can't wait to see what you send!


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