Stars of Larkspur Hollow

Up close and personal with some of the stars of Liz Knowles’ garden – many of them from alpine destinations in Central Asia, China and India.

March 20, 2017 | | Leisure

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Liz was inspired to grow Saxifraga ‘Winton Harding’ after seeing many saxifrages, known as “rock breakers,” growing in the wild from the French Pyrenees to Nepal. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Read on for the full story on Liz Knowles’ gardening style. Click here for  a four-season gallery of her gardens. And check out our Editor’s Desk for more on Liz’s history in Mono.

About the Author More by Tralee Pearce

Tralee Pearce is an associate editor of In The Hills Magazine.

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Liz and George Knowles have lived and gardened in Mono since 1976. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

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