Re-Potting Christmas Cactus

Re-Potting Christmas Cactus

My christmas cactus is kind of disgusting. Many years ago, I had this (less than) genius idea to plant my…

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

It goes with the territory that get to try out lots of new plants.  Most are nice – but if…

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

I generally feel like I can’t do much of anything about of a whole host of things that concern me…

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Whole Foods and Trader Joes appear to have recently split a shipment of beautiful potted gardenias and they both had…

Father’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

Father’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

My husband is not a gardener – but over the years I’ve learned that there are few things I can…

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Am I the only blogger who hasn’t written a story about how to upgrade grocery store flowers into something more interesting?…

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

Shinrin-Yoku. Translation: Shinrin – forest. Yoku – bathing, showering, taking in – with all of our senses. Shinrin-yoku – bathing…

Giving Up On That Grass

Giving Up On That Grass

We’ve had two straight weeks of rain and constant drizzle and I still can’t get that grass to take root….

How To Save Time & Money with Gorgeous Ground Covers

How To Save Time & Money with Gorgeous Ground Covers

I remember the first time I heard the oft repeated gardener’s maxim, “First year they sleep, the second year they…

Why Start a Seed Library?

Why Start a Seed Library?

Community seed sharing programs are appearing across the country in the form of seed libraries. Through these programs, members receive a…

An Illustrated Guide to Exciting New Garden Vegetables

An Illustrated Guide to Exciting New Garden Vegetables

The vegetable garden is getting a makeover this year. I am filled with spring energy and can’t wait to make a…

Using Black Plants – Seven Daring Pairings of Darkness & Light for Your Garden

Using Black Plants – Seven Daring Pairings of Darkness & Light for Your Garden

Kathleen LaLiberte shared some exciting ways to use black plants in your garden in the Spring Issue of PITH + VIGOR….

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

Skipping around this morning, I came across this quote from Lady Bird Johnson and I fell in love with her,…

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants – 4 Tips for Using Them In The Garden

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants – 4 Tips for Using Them In The Garden

    Plants with black flowers and dark foliage are uncommon and defy our expectations of nature. It is their…

Botanical Sexism: How To Put a Stop to Our Allergy Crisis

Botanical Sexism: How To Put a Stop to Our Allergy Crisis

Spring is one of the biggest allergy seasons but do you know why? Ok, yes, because many people have pollen allergies…

In the Garden With Carly Cylinder – The Flower Chef

In the Garden With Carly Cylinder – The Flower Chef

I’ve been looking for a good excuse to commission and wear clothing made of fruit, veg, and flowers for years…

A Rose Named Julia

A Rose Named Julia

In 1998, when Danielle Hahn and her husband, Bill, decided to become rose growers on their 15-acre property in Carpinteria,…

The Festival of Children De-bunking Internet Lore

The Festival of Children De-bunking Internet Lore

  Here is the blow by blow chart of how this played out. (open chart images in a new tab…

Insta-Stalking Aussies and Hellebores

Insta-Stalking Aussies and Hellebores

There are only a couple of things that get me through the last days of winter –  insta-stalking Aussie gardeners…

Foraged Winter Wreath Making

Foraged Winter Wreath Making

I give up – I’ve been waiting for days to finish this little photo shoot of all the wreaths and…

Inspired By Luisa Brimble

Inspired By Luisa Brimble

I am nearly midway through a photography and styling class with Holly Becker of Decor8.  As we learn to create…

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