10 Benefits of Trees & More

    I love the idea that trees and the value of trees can be quantified through scientific study. That trees are not only a carbon...

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...

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Farm Stand at the Old Brick Store

  If you find yourself in Vermont, not far outside Burlington, you might be lucky enough to stumble upon this little farm stand. Situated on...

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...

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...

Nutwalk at Sissinghurst

It was this stand of Kentish cobnuts (a type of hazelnut) and an old, determined rose found buried under brambles in the orchard at...

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...

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...

Forest Man | One Tree at a Time

This is a film worth watching and a life worth following. Forest Man tells the story of Jadav Payeng and the 1,360 acre forest...

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...

New Perspective on The High Line

Lights, horns, sirens, snippets of passerby conversation, bustle.  Unavoidably conspicuous billboards spanning buildings and city blocks.  Reactive tests of physical ability to maneuver and...

Green Gulch Flower Gardens

It's easy to get busy. Between work, chores, groceries, children or simply opening mail there is often not much time left over. Especially when...

Unexpected Present

This stem cutting of Lepechinia calycina, also known as Pitcher Sage, is one of my first.  Or I should say, one of my first...

3 Trails You Won’t Want to Miss

  The Marin Headlands and Mt. Tamalpais watershed are an unbelievable treasure of wildness, trails and eye-popping vistas. It's crazy to think that millions of...
I’ve learned there’s something wonderfully powerful in the simple act of growing. Here, in our gardens, we can repair ourselves and our plots of earth with our own two hands. GROW WHAT YOU LOVE and GROW NOW!

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