• Glenn Wilson
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    Lorie Topinka: Twice we have visited the old but ever changing and spectacular garden of William Harris and Howard Haynes—once to experiment with drone photography and more recently to paint.

    This house and garden were the first to be built in Atascadero some 75 years ago. When Bill and Howard acquired the property 15 years ago, it had been unoccupied for several years and both the house and garden were in need of restoration. Through several garden restorations, the old mesquites, gigantic palms, piruls, Eucalyptus, Chinaberry, Jacaranda, Italian cypress, and nispero (loquat) have been saved and now provide welcome shade giving the garden a rich, verdant, dense quality that is only possible in a mature garden.


    Continue reading this lovely story with beautiful watercolor illustrations at A Gem Of A Garden…..
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