Deer resistant plants

Posted by on February 28, 2015

Some of my top picks for deer resistant plants: boxwood, loropetalum, hellebores, bottlebrush, daffodils, lantana, fatsia, nandina, pomegranate, yew, gardenia, lavender, flowering apricot, and ornamental grasses.  



#GIVEAWAY — Fiskars PowerGear2 pruners — Celebrating 365 YEARS

Posted by on January 26, 2015

PowerGear2 Pruner

#GIVEAWAY CLOSED Helping Fiskars celebrate their 365th Anniversary!! Imagine that! Founded in 1649 in a small Finnish village, Fiskars has grown over the past 365 years, and now is a leading global supplier in the home, garden, and outdoor product categories. They are famous for the iconic Orange-Handled Scissors. I have a pair of the original […]


Plants With Benefits: Pomegranate Martini

Posted by on January 26, 2015

Pomegranate Martini in Snow 2

Pomegranate is a pretty flower that turns into a beautiful fruit. The fruit is red, festive, and good for you! Excerpt from  Plants with Benefits: Pomegranate is one of the super fruits, contributing to a healthy body and all that that implies. Click to Tweet! I asked my friend, Shawna Coronado, to share one of her many recipes using […]


BOOK REVIEW: Plant Whatever Brings You Joy

Posted by on January 17, 2015

Plant Whatever Brings You Job

Like-minded thinkers tend to gravitate everywhere in life; we have a gift for finding each other in coffee shops, similar markets and meetings, the same concerts or museum exhibits,  and garden and book clubs. During the past eight years, my life experiences have expanded an infinite fold through the internet. One of those wonderful people […]


Plants With Benefits: Avocado Dressing

Posted by on January 16, 2015

Avocado salad dressing

Avocado adds flavor to any dish, but I’ve felt that I’ve been stuck in a rut with how I ate them. Since the release of my newest book,  Plants with Benefits, a must-have plant with benefits, I’ve been exploring ways to add avocado to my everyday, easy diet. Carolyn Binder, who blogs at Cowlick Cottage Farm, […]