Small Good Things: Hazelnuts & Huckleberries

  Don’t you love those moments when you’re in search of one thing and find something all together different, but equally as wonderful? That’s what happened when I went foraging with my family for wild...

Flower Power: Carrizo Plain Super Bloom

  Can you say flower power? We happened upon the Carrizo Plain not by chance. In fact, more than one person insisted we make the trip. Headlines like "Serengeti of the West" and "Super of Super Blooms"...

5 Learnings From the Good Shepherd P-Patch

  It was around this time last year that I hopped on a plane to Seattle and had the fortune to visit the Good Shepherd P-Patch. More than one person insisted I couldn't miss it...

Grow What You Love: Lake Erie Summer Garden

  There's an endearing little community on the shores of Lake Erie, hidden by miles of farm fields and far from the beaten track of the Queen Elizabeth Highway. In fact, there are hundreds communities...

Grow What You Love: The High Line, NYC

  A couple short weeks ago I paid a visit to New York City, which also meant an afternoon of wandering the High Line. If you're wondering what people in NYC do on a warm...

5 Spring Foraging Forays

  Plants have it figured out. They know when spring is here, when soil temperatures are just right for germinating seeds and when it's time to bloom. At least I'd like to think that's the...

Grow What You Love: Napa Valley Olive Harvest

  When my friend Julie first invited us to her home away from home for olive picking I was immediately inspired with visions of bucket filling, ladder moving and an opportunity to spend the day...

A Local Nursery: Shelburne Vermont

  Just last week, I was driving down a country lane in Shelburne, Vermont when I found this little nursery -- tucked away from the road and otherwise understated except for the profusion of wreaths...

Pacific Northwest Flower Revivial

  It was a grey, rainy weekend in October when I stumbled upon this West Seattle farmer's market. It was honestly mind boggling to think of the growing power behind all these blooms, let alone how...

Taking Notes in Wild Places

  In a little traveled fringe of California, in the northern most corner where sitka spruce are nearly equal to redwoods, a tsunami warning sign reminds us we're almost there. We can't see it yet,...
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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