Inside Ricky’s Flower Market

Don’t you love life’s unexpected moments? The ones that are eye opening and leave you feeling as if you happened upon a treasure? This was me with Ricky’s Flower Market in Somerville, Massachusetts outside...

5 Secrets to Jump Start Your Summer Garden + Grow What You Love Book...

Jump start your summer garden with a handful of easy to follow tips and a copy of Grow What You Love! Enter to win a copy of Grow What You Love using the raffle form...

Grow Your Own Herb Tea Garden

Chamomile, lavender, anise hyssop, calendula, and echinacea are just a few plants to consider when planning an herbal tea garden. The trick is to grow the ones you love first and then test your...

Grow What You Love Book Trailer

 The Grow What You Love book trailer is just a small taste of what's in store for readers and anyone looking for simple ways to live life a little differently and a little more...

4 Cosmos for Your Cutting Garden

It often happens that the best flowers are also easy to grow, and Cosmos is definitely in this category. If you’d like to start a cut flower garden, attract pollinators, or simply add color...

Extend Your Growing Season with this Row Cover Cheat Sheet

A scant few millimeters of row cover fabric could be your secret to a thriving, successful garden — especially when the mercury drops. The right fabric can also prevent a pest infestation and protect...

Personal Notes on Goal-Setting (& other everyday magic)

Does the new year mean a new you? Possibly. But I think we’ve been thinking about the business of goal-setting (aka New Year’s Resolutions) all wrong. Somewhere along the way between my first bike...

Small Good Things: Toyon & Mistletoe

It was a perfect December day for a walk. The sun was out, the day in front of us, and we were ready for an adventure (which is code for spending the day outside)....

Rose Hip Jelly

All rose hips are edible and nutritious (offering one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C) but, as with any fruit, some taste better than others. I find the hips of rugosa and...

How to Store Dahlia Tubers

Dahlia growing is serious business. It’s no casual, cut flower gardening past time but something gardeners embark upon year after year as if sanity and happiness depends upon it. (If you have yet to...