Mid-Century Updated Entry Walkway

During the winter months pathways become more important.   Just a way to get to a destination? No, but a way to keep out of the wet, above the often muddy, leaf covered beds and soggy grass.   Often in the summer pathway edges are obscured by overhanging...

Christmas Cuttings 2 | Greens

Today we are going to finish the rest of the essential cuttings for your Christmas display. Some of these can be used inside with fresh roses or other cut flowers. They can also be used as wreath greens for outdoors. We are lucky to live in the Pacific...

Christmas Cuttings 1 | Holly

As sometimes happens (many times actually) some research on a blog post can turn you to another direction totally. This is one of those times. While researching where and how to grow my favorite Christmas greens I came across a lot of information about...

Gardening Resolutions 2018

Gardening resolutions are easy to keep.   They are usually two-fold.    We have a goal in mind that can have another benefit to us by keeping it.    A resolution like planning to spend more time in the garden is good for the garden and the time spent there...

Winter Solstice

Happy new year my garden friends!  Winter Solstice has passed not that long ago and the days are growing longer.  Soon the earth will wake from its winter slumber and burst into Spring.  But until then, it's time to dream and plan of the garden to come....

Traveling Plantswoman: Arles, France 2017

Here is a snippet of my travel journal from my trip to France this past October… Van Gogh Garden in France Still feels like summer in Arles, France. A lovely city by the Rhone River in the south of France. This city still celebrates its relationship with...

Garden Gifts From The Ground And The Heart

Tis the season for giving, not getting. Right? More and more I’m spending time on the internet converting my list into charges on my credit card. As I think about the things I want to give, I think with purpose. Why not encourage someone to grow some food,...

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