Jan Nelson Columnist

Biography

Jan Nelson, a landscape designer and California certified nursery professional, will answer questions about gardening in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Email her at janis001@aol.com, or visit www.jannelsonlandscapedesign.com to view past columns and pictures.

Work

Articles

Media

  • Pretty Practical: Cistus purpureus, aka rockrose, is a beautiful, deer-resistant plant that is just right for erosion control.
    Pretty Practical: Cistus purpureus, aka rockrose, is a beautiful, deer-resistant plant that is just right for erosion control.
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  • The yellow candelabra primula is paired among the rocks with mosses, dianthus, manzanita and other alpine plants. Courtesy photo
    The yellow candelabra primula is paired among the rocks with mosses, dianthus, manzanita and other alpine plants. Courtesy photo
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  • Layering colors and textures that are chosen to complement one another in a single container can yield a dramatic, yet harmonious, effect. Sometimes, as with this selection, it must be pared down to fit the pot.
    Layering colors and textures that are chosen to complement one another in a single container can yield a dramatic, yet harmonious, effect. Sometimes, as with this selection, it must be pared down to fit the pot.
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