Traveling Plantswoman: Zion National Park

Traveling Plantswoman: Zion National Park

A long awaited vacation always provides opportunity for exploration of other types of scenery. I’m always look for new types of plants or in this case a new type of gardening. This week I find myself at Zion National Park which has a diverse collection of plant...
Outdoors, Where the Wild Things Are

Outdoors, Where the Wild Things Are

One of the main reasons I left an accounting career to do garden design was so I could be outdoors. At first gardening was just a way to be outdoors and still make a living. Now gardening has turned into a passion, not just a job. However, I still look for ways to get...
Hosta Rant

Hosta Rant

When I get a chance I love to travel, mostly following my kids around in their life adventures. Last week found me in Michigan and I became a little crazed while walking down the street. This is not all that unusual but can be embarrassing for the grandkids. They...
Traveling Plantswoman: Arizona

Traveling Plantswoman: Arizona

It’s nice to get away from the Pacific Northwest in the spring.   Sometimes you can count on a beautiful Memorial Day but usually it will rain and this year was no exception. Lots of rain but not for me as I was in Phoenix visiting family, a great place to visit this...
On The Hunt

On The Hunt

Tis the season for hunting down your new favorite plants! I read a lot and communicate with people all over the world about plants and each year I usually find one I’ve been obsessed about finding. Many times they are plants I’ve killed and want to try again....
Inspiration

Inspiration

The sky was beautiful last night.   First raspberry, changing into soft orange then fire red.   I just wait, keep waiting…  Bruised purple with dark gray tips.  February is not usually this kind to us.  As I look at the beautiful sky I think about the garden.  I...