Category : inspire

A Year for Love & Book Making

  It’s been 7 years since I began writing and capturing images for Pass The Pistil. When I started, I wasn’t sure where it would lead, I just knew I had to start. Through the process of writing the blog,…

6 Comments / 86 View / January 23, 2017

5 Garden Design Ideas Gleaned 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 which, once there, I immediately…

0 Comments / 165 View / November 20, 2016

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 like this one dotting the…

2 Comments / 144 View / August 17, 2016

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 spring day, this is it….

0 Comments / 84 View / May 5, 2016

Finding New Life Through Gardening

  It’s no secret that gardening is good for us. Studies consistently show that tending a garden reduces stress and lowers risk of disease associated with aging. You may have also heard that cities with more trees have less crime…

2 Comments / 302 View / April 4, 2016

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 adorning the front entrance. I…

0 Comments / 38 View / December 24, 2015

The Gift of Trees

  It’s no mystery that, as people, we’re compelled by trees or that, as children, we’re obliged to climb them. You could say it’s part of our DNA. A quick look through history and across the globe and you’ll find…

0 Comments / 155 View / December 9, 2015

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 remarkable they looked bunched together…

0 Comments / 172 View / November 10, 2015

Nature is Good for You | Crayfish & Skipping Stones

  If life were naked it would look like this. The kind of naked you have to get up close to see, and the kind of naked that includes hunting for crayfish and skipping stones. Maybe not like much on a…

0 Comments / 54 View / June 12, 2015

Grow What You Love and Pass It On

  In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them. If I ever hesitated with a task my mother, not usually sporting the mouth of a sailor, would…

2 Comments / 272 View / February 17, 2015