Diary of a New Landscape

A successful landscape design starts with a good conversation and a lot of dreams.  But how to put it all together? In …

Native Perennials

Did you know that many of the perennials we use in our home gardens have come from natives?  When you live in …

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice!  The first day of summer and the longest day of the year.  Lovely memories of a past summer solstice for …

How Plants Adapt to Harsh Climates

When we create beautiful, sustainable gardens, in tune with how nature would create them, we receive the benefits with easier care and …

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Want to Know My Favorite Tomatoes?

Heirloom tomatoes are an absolute must for hardiness, flavor and maximum nutrition.  In fact, heirloom varieties of most any vegetable are my first …

Plants and Your Brain Health

Malcolm was Suzy’s caregiver.  She had suffered a debilitating accident more than 3 years prior and had recovered physically but not mentally. …