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In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!
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How To Make Seed Bombs: Spread the Love

Make your own seed bombs with these easy tips and recipe. What Are Seedbombs? Seed bombs are neat little packages of seeds, compost, and clay. They're a joy to make and equally as wonderful to share...

Green Tomatoes or Bust: How to Ripen & When to Eat

Wondering how to ripen green tomatoes and when they're best of eating? At the end of every summer season there’s usually a last tomato standing and it’s most likely green. To make the most of...

From Seed to Plate: Radishes for Every Garden

Grow radishes from seed to plate for the easiest and rewarding garden. Radishes may not be as stylish as other, more celebrated kitchen garden crops such as tomatoes or kale, but they're carefree, abundant and...

What to Plant: Easiest Herbs to Grow Indoors

Bring your garden inside with these 10 easy herbs to grow indoors. Herbs are a fabulous reminder that it doesn’t take much to make a big - and wonderful - difference in everyday living. They’re...

Purple Peach & Blackberry Pie

What happens when you pair purple peaches and blackberries in pie? Only the most amazing mouthful of summer. Dare you ask what’s a purple peach? We generally find white or yellow peaches at the market. Both...

What’s Your Mantra?

Mantras come and go while others stick. What’s your mantra? When I began writing Pass The Pistil I was filled with ideas — ideas spurned on by a deep seated desire that didn’t yet have...

Summer Inspiration: Inside Garden Design Magazine

Did you know it’s possible to create a garden oasis that’s as low maintenance as it is beautiful? Or that your favorite summer blooms can be preserved for seasons on end with just paper...

DIY Cocktail Herb Garden: Scented Geranium + Recipes

Looking for something new to plant in your summer garden? Add scented geraniums to the list. They're worth every square inch of earth they occupy and they're glamorous in a beautiful-on-the-inside sort of way. More...

6 Basil Varieties To Grow & Love

  Grow these 6 basil varieties to change the way you cook and live. As a gardener and cook, I’m always on the lookout for new varieties to grow and basil is no exception. There are...

How To Attract Pollinators To Your Garden

Looking for creative ways to attract pollinators to your garden?  Pollinators face a number of challenges, with habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change at the top of the list. What’s wonderful is, our gardens...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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