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...

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...

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...

Sneak Peek at the Grow What You Love Book! Releasing March 2018

Many of you may know that I’ve been squirreled away this past year writing my first book! The title of the book is Grow What You Love: 12 Food Plant Families to Change Your Life, published...

Fall Inspiration: Inside Garden Design Magazine + Subscription Discount

My latest issue of Garden Design Magazine arrived in the mail and I have to say they’ve done it again — it’s yet another issue filled with all sorts of juicy garden goodness. Discover...

Snap Shots from Community Garden Plot 31b

  The story behind these photos begins some two years ago or more. It starts around the time when I found myself stepping away from work as a school garden educator, where one of my...

Planting Inspiration: Inside Garden Design Magazine + Subscription Discount

  Did you know there are varieties of banana plants hardy to zone 5 or that there’s a Hydrangea for nearly every season? Water wise plants don’t have to be “tan and tawny,” there’s as...

Flower Power: Inside Garden Design Magazine + Subscription Discount

  Garden Design Magazine's spring issue is a celebration of flowers. Wildflowers, edible flowers, flowers for cutting, and enlivening landscapes. To enjoy the full issue, subscribe here. What's exciting is Pass The Pistil readers get their...

Random Acts of Flowers: Learnings From the SF Flower Show

  There are 3 things that jump out at me when reading the line-up for the coming San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Make & Take Stations. Mini DIY workshops spread throughout the show will demonstrate...
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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