A garden is a living reflection of whoever nurtures it.

 It's a blank dirt canvas that we paint with plants and furnish with comfy places to rest and play. It changes with the seasons. Things sprout and things die, and therein lies its beauty.

   We're visiting several gardens, each uniquely beautiful. To begin, a few of the photos sent in by our readers. What a delight!

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More of our readers' garden submissions:

Carmen Cheveres,
Newbury Park

Dottie Kuehle,
Simi Valley

Gary Roller,
Agoura Hills

Jim and Rose,

Lillie Babrowski,
Thousand Oaks

Linda Peters,
Thousand Oaks

Pam Kapustay & Joyce Adams,
Thousand Oaks

Scott Floyd,
Simi Valley