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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Christchurch Has Come Long Way Since Deadly Quake

Christchurch Has Come Long Way Since Deadly Quake

Christchurch had survived earthquakes before, but the seismic jolt that hit on February 22, 2011, had a shallow epicentre of just 5km on a previously unknown fault that lay directly under…