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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...

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...

5 Secrets to Jump Start Your Summer Garden + Grow What You Love Book...

Jump start your summer garden with a handful of easy to follow tips and a copy of Grow What You Love! Enter to win a copy of Grow What You Love using the raffle form...

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...

Extend Your Growing Season with this Row Cover Cheat Sheet

A scant few millimeters of row cover fabric could be your secret to a thriving, successful garden — especially when the mercury drops. The right fabric can also prevent a pest infestation and protect...

Mom’s Brown Stew

  Fall is here and so too is my mom’s brown stew. The seasons are like that, reminding me of foods I may not have considered since the year before. Days on the calendar pass,...

Preserving Herbs: Make Your Own Herb Infused Vinegar

  Have fun with your harvest -- and don't let a single leaf (or flower) go to waste. Thoughtfully stored herbs stretch the flavors of spring and summer into the darker days of the year, and with...

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...

9 Learnings from the Butterfly Waystation at Portland Head Lighthouse

  Somewhere along the way this summer, in between work and travel, I found myself here, at the Portland Head Lighthouse. I was happy to go for a walk, to be out of the car,...

Edible Weeds: Purslane the New, Easy to Grow Superfood

  Is it a weed, or a superfood? Make a little room for purslane to run wild in your garden or plant it with purpose, growing it along with other tender, summer greens. Given ample sun...
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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