Plant Pick | Clematis

  Who doesn’t love summer long blooms? If you’re looking for a perennial vine that is as charming as it is resilient Clematis (Clematis spp.) could be exactly what you need and quickly become your new favorite. Be prepared for flowers that make you...

10 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Gardening

  Think of yourself as a plant killer? As if anything you attempt to grow dies? If it helps you’re not alone. There are cities and towns full of people just like yourself, waiting for inspiration to grow. In fact, fear...

How to Make Wild Plum Sorbet

  If food growing on trees were a new discovery, it would be called a miracle. These wild plums can be found peppering the hillsides and in gardens and parks in the San Francisco Bay Area. They’re abundant and generally...

Baylor Chapman & Lila B. Design

    Some of the most forward thinking living arrangements are the handiwork of Baylor Chapman, author of The Plant Recipe Book. I happened upon her shop, Lila B. Design, springing from a shipping container in a space shared by...

Bloom Pucks Reviewed

  What happens when you combine an MBA in finance and a deep love of nature? I recently had the opportunity to talk with Steven Devloo, founder and CEO of Earthworm Technologies, and a picture quickly formed. It’s the reduce-reuse-recycle...

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by - July 6, 2015

    Some of the most forward thinking living arrangements are the handiwork of Baylor Chapman, author of The Plant Recipe Book. I happened upon her shop, Lila B. Design, springing from a shipping container in a space shared by...

10 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Gardening

  Think of yourself as a plant killer? As if anything you attempt to grow dies? If it helps you’re not...

by - July 22, 2015

What is N-P-K?

  Here’s a look at that burning question, N-P-K? What is it all about anyway? It’s on nearly every package of...

by - June 8, 2015

Water Wise Gardening Trends & Visit With Good Day Sacramento

  You’ve got this. You can still grow what you love with less water, it just means being a little more...

by - June 3, 2015

12 Edible Plants That Give More Than They Need

  Plants that sip and don’t suck? Water is a hot topic. States are competing over water rights, drought in the...

by - May 11, 2015

What to Grow

It’s hard to go wrong with black-eyed susans (Rudbeckia spp.). They’re lovely no matter how or where you plant them, pairing...

by - October 11, 2012

Tarkio Rain Garden

This place is so much fun, you might just overlook the rain garden, smack dab in front of you. Or rather...

by - September 14, 2012

Keep it Simple

Dr. Michael Mesler, my plant taxonomy professor at Humboldt State University, likened simplicity to parsimony.  When examining computational phylogenetics (a complicated...

by - July 26, 2011

Garden Approach

Ever have one of those moments where you walk into a space, any space, but in this case a garden, and...

by - March 1, 2011

Spring Greens with Jicama, Cilantro & Lime

  Do your taste buds rule the roost? I started thinking about cilantro and cumin and sunflower seeds and had to...

by - May 18, 2015

Spring Onion Soup With Parmesan Crostini

  It may sound like I’m stretching things a bit but, just like fine wine, onions are a reflection of region...

by - March 30, 2015

Spinach & Curry Pizza

It’s time to put pizza back on the menu. This curry and spinach flatbread recipe will curb your guilt and wake...

by - March 2, 2015

Mulled Wine | Winter Comfort at its Best

  This is not a recipe straight from the garden but it does define the season. Warm, rich flavors with a...

by - December 22, 2014

Farm Stand at the Old Brick Store

  If you find yourself in Vermont, not far outside Burlington, you might be lucky enough to stumble upon this little...

by - August 30, 2014

3 Trails You Won’t Want to Miss

  The Marin Headlands and Mt. Tamalpais watershed are an unbelievable treasure of wildness, trails and eye-popping vistas. It’s crazy to...

by - February 1, 2014

Green Gulch Flower Gardens

It’s easy to get busy. Between work, chores, groceries, children or simply opening mail there is often not much time left...

by - September 20, 2013

Five Reasons to go to a you-pick Blueberry Farm

  The next best thing to growing your own blueberries is a you-pick blueberry farm. Here are five reasons to give...

by - August 4, 2013

Small Space Gardening Tips in Chicagoland

  What happens when you endure an unusually long, cold winter and finally the weather starts to turn the corner toward...

by - April 27, 2015

How to Grow Sprouts with DIY Sprouting Jars

  Getting antsy for spring? Move over winter blues, time for some green love without the wait. Growing your own sprouts...

by - February 1, 2015

Small Space Gardening | How to Make a Mint Tin Garden

  It’s easy to have a garden in the smallest of spaces when it’s grown in a tin. And why not...

by - October 13, 2014

Jam Making 101 | Hard Earned Sweetness

  What could be better than picking and eating summer berries? Picking, eating and having enough left over to make homemade...

by - October 6, 2014