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Imagine a medley of tasty herbs and beautiful blooms. Photo: James Forkner

Imagine a medley of tasty herbs and beautiful blooms in your home garden. Photo: James Forkner

Garden Life: Art, Flowers, & Food, a daylong program exploring the gifts of the garden co-produced by Pacific Horticulture and Marin Art & Garden Center is right around the corner.

We know everyone can’t travel to the beautiful Bay Area for this sure-to-be wonderful event. June is the Busy season—with a capitol “B”—even many of you locals who work in the landscape biz may not have the time to squeeze in a day of inspiration and workshops. So we thought we’d share the following stories we’ve compiled about our Garden Life speakers over the past several months. Think of this as a virtual visit with fellow creatives.

Harvesting herbs and edible flowers. Photo: Homestead Design Collective, David Fenton

Harvesting herbs and edible flowers. Photo: Homestead Design Collective, David Fenton

Cultivating Delicious Catch my chat with designers Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis of Homestead Design Collective about creating a beautiful, edible landscape.

Meticulously executed, this garden patio is crafted from memorial waste. Photo: Organic Mechanics

Meticulously executed, this garden patio is crafted from memorial waste. Photo: Organic Mechanics

An Eye for Invention Take a peek behind the creative curtain of landscape designers Sean Stout and James Pettigrew of the Organic Mechanics.

Variegated Lavender allardi 'Meerlo. Photo: Sunset Western Garden Collection

Variegated Lavender allardi ‘Meerlo. Photo: Sunset Western Garden Collection

Resilience: Beautiful Plants for a New California Janet Sluis, who comes from a family of horticulturists and is product developer for the Sunset Western Garden Collection, knows a thing or two about cool plants.

A summer plant-based palette. From Natural Color by Sasha Duerr. Photo: Aya Brackett

A summer plant-based palette. From Natural Color by Sasha Duerr. Photo: Aya Brackett

The Biodiversity of Color Artist Sasha Duerr coaxes hidden colors from the landscape to create natural plant dyes for a very local palette.