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10 Benefits of Trees & More

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    I love the idea that trees and the value of trees can be quantified through scientific study. That trees are not only a carbon sink and vital to environmental health but also benefit human...

Inside Ricky’s Flower Market

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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...

Small Good Things: Toyon & Mistletoe

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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)....

Pacific Northwest Flower Revivial

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  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...

Flower Power: Carrizo Plain Super Bloom

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  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"...

Grow What You Love: Lake Erie Summer Garden

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  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...

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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We were on holiday in the UK this very month last year visiting friends.  There wasn't much time to research points of interest before leaving, in typical fashion, we planned to travel only weeks...

5 Learnings From the Good Shepherd P-Patch

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  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...

The Reliably Unexpected Moments of Gardening

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  Gardening is part planning, part serendipitous and 100% rewarding - in a pick yourself up by your boot straps sort of way. I love the reliably unexpected moments of discovery. Volunteers and new comers...

Small Good Things: Hazelnuts & Huckleberries

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  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...
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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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