Tag : Emily Murphy

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 / 101 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 / 211 View / November 20, 2016

Grow What You Love with BigTruck

  When I went searching for an apparel company to match my own work and message, I immediately looked to bigtruck. They’re a self-described “fun first” brand with a passion for the outdoors. Community, a rebellious spirit and a deep…

14 Comments / 481 View / November 1, 2016

Green Tomatoes or Bust: How to Ripen & When to Eat

  At the end of every summer season there’s usually a last tomato standing and it’s most likely green. To make the most of your summer harvest, I suggest 3 things: Harvest green tomatoes before your first frost. Keep watch…

0 Comments / 482 View / October 10, 2016

DIY Free Printable Seed Packets

Seeds are so many things. In An Invisible Orchard, A Natural History of Seeds, Jonathan Silverton book explains: “The story of seeds, in a nutshell, is a tale of evolution. From the tiny sesame that we sprinkle on our bagels…

0 Comments / 794 View / September 9, 2016

Crunchy, Quick Pickled Spicy Green Beans

  Green beans straight off the vine are hands-down the best way to eat them. Only after you’ve had your fill is it time to try something new. Steamed is safe. Especially with a squeeze of lemon or tossed with…

0 Comments / 271 View / August 19, 2016

Pickled Beets 3 Ways

  Tom Robbins wrote in his book, Jitterbug Perfume, “Breathe properly. Stay Curious. And eat your beets.” If this is a recipe for a happy life, I’m in. Like you, I’ll make a few of my own adaptations and additions…

0 Comments / 228 View / August 11, 2016

What to Plant: Planning for Spring

  Like you, I have a list of plants that already have dibs in the garden this coming season. They’re the plants that either out-performed the others, producing amazing blooms or impressive yields, or simply possessed unbeatable flavor, or both….

0 Comments / 924 View / December 29, 2015

10 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Gardening

  Think of yourself as a plant killer? As if anything you attempt to grow dies? If it helps you’re not alone. There are cities and towns full of people just like yourself, waiting for inspiration to grow. In fact, fear…

0 Comments / 108 View / July 22, 2015

Small Space Gardening Tips in Chicagoland

  What happens when you endure an unusually long, cold winter and finally the weather starts to turn the corner toward spring? Right! Pull out the short sleeves, seeds and plant — of course. I was fortunate enough to find…

0 Comments / 147 View / April 27, 2015