Amy Kirschbaum of San Diego shared these photos of her garden, along with her story of surviving cancer:
I’m attaching some photos of my garden. My garden was featured online with your magazine two years ago (see that post here). Since then, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through a year of treatment and am a year done and cancer free! I was diagnosed in late spring, so my garden was not kept while I went through chemotherapy. It is now back in bloom. It went through metamorphosis similar to me.
Flowering vines in pure white complement the bright white stucco of the house.
Soft pink roses strut their stuff in the courtyard garden, no doubt filling it with their fragrance.
These billowing shrubs of small white roses are abundant and full, but by sticking to simple white and just one color, Amy has created a garden scene that is serene and elegant. And because she’s lucky enough to live in a climate where they are easy to grow, she’s combined them with a beautiful array of succulents.
Another shot of the steps flanked by masses of succulents and white roses.
In the courtyard, a citrus tree stands in the place of honor in the center, serving as a focal point for the whole design.
Don’t you wish you could lie back in those beautiful turquoise patio loungers? What a perfect spot for Amy to relax and celebrate her successful fight against cancer.
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