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READER PHOTOS! Sara’s garden in California

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Janice LeCocq

Today’s photos are from Janice LeCocq, of Sara Malone’s garden in Sonoma County, California. Janice says, “I recently finished a photo shoot at my friend, Sara Malone’s, wonderful garden.  She has started a blog called Form and Foliage.  I’m the photographer.  Here are three images shot on a cold foggy morning last week.  Sara has a unique plant selection and design philosophy that makes use of form and foliage to provide year round color and texture with minimal maintenance…or, as she says it, “on your schedule, not the plant’s”.  The muted light really shows a rich tapestry of color and texture in her garden.” Gorgeous, Janice! Send us more!

2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Janice LeCocq
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Janice LeCocq
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    meander_michaele 12/21/2011

    What a fascinating garden...it definitely looks environmentally friendly in being plant appropriate for the local rainfall and yet, there is nothing sparse about it. Sara has certainly achieved her goal of providing plenty of visual interest.
    Now I'm off to her blog!

  2. tractor1 12/21/2011

    FANTASTIC! No weeding! No mowing! Rich, a wealth of interest! I love it.

  3. 7thChild 12/21/2011

    The shot with the bench looks like a painting. Wonderful colors & textures.

  4. pattyspencer 12/21/2011

    I agree with the one poster who said the picture with the bench looked like a painting. I thought the same thing when I looked at it. Beautiful garden

  5. Wife_Mother_Gardener 12/21/2011

    I love the view to the sky past the arbor in the third shot. That is a technique used frequently at Hidcote Manor gardens. Great design!

  6. GreenGrowler 12/21/2011

    This is so serenely beautiful!! The tapestry of soft yet deep colors, amazing texture, and harmonious composition - one of my favorite photos of the year!!! Great job, Sara - you are an artist of nature :-)

  7. ruru 12/21/2011

    Oh...the colors are outstanding! Wonderful design and the house isn't bad either!

  8. Nancy_Asheville 12/21/2011

    This is one beautiful garden and it's beautiful even with no flowers. Having my first house built and starting a garden from scratch. I will use a lot of ideas from this garden. Thank you for sharing!

  9. jmlecocq 12/23/2011

    Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments. Hopefully, I can show you this garden as it tracks through the seasons. I'll make photograprapher-like comments on my blog at janice-lecocq-photography.com, and you can follow us at formandfoliage.net.

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