Take a Tour of Larkspur Hollow

At their garden in Mono, Liz and George Knowles garden with an eye to all four seasons.

March 20, 2017 | | Leisure

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An enchanting spring view of an interconnected series of Liz Knowles’ gardens, including a sand bed in the foreground with its pink Verbena canadensis, yellow dianthus and pale purple penstemon. Hits of white and fuchsia Primula japonica dot the edges of two small ponds. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Read on for the full story on Liz Knowles’ gardening style. Click here for a look at the botanical stars 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 the deputy 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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