Mucking In

The Olivenhain garden of New Zealanders Maury and Heather Callaghan in Southern Californian is an “expanse of lawn and beds of perennials” with a tall, fragrant banana shrub and burgundy-leaved smoke tree “creat[ing] a luscious and unexpected, colour combination” in the spring. Profiled in the San Diego Union Tribune, the Callaghans are delighted with their San Diego garden, and rightfully so. “It is a surprise every year,” Maury says, “No matter where you look, it continues to change.” The garden isn’t all that has changed; the owners have become knowledgeable and active participants in the process. “I’ve changed more as a gardener than anyone I know,” Heather, who is a Master Gardener, says.


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Review: Marilyn Waring The Political Years

Review: Marilyn Waring The Political Years

Marilyn Waring’s forensic record of her Parliamentary career (Marilyn Waring: The Political Years Bridget Williams Books) is a layered work, a primer in the travails of Aotearoa’s…