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Greens for Small Spaces

  Red and green leaf lettuce will always have a place at the table. So too will traditional romaine, but have you tried oak leaf lettuce, ‘Roxy’ or ‘Freckles’?  Or maybe arugula or Mizuna greens? There is an endless number…

0 Comments / 1921 View / October 26, 2016

How to Harvest Basil

  Get more from your basil through harvesting. It’s simple — the more you pick the more it grows. Here’s Why: Basil, like most plants, benefits from pruning. Proper pruning encourages growth and makes for a healthier, fuller plant —…

14 Comments / 48236 View / May 13, 2016

2016 Inspiration + Garden Design Magazine Subscription Discount

  I’m hooked. In fact, ever since I picked up my first copy of Garden Design Magazine in 2010 I was hooked. It was bold and beautiful with plenty of room to dream. I had recently finished studies in garden design,…

0 Comments / 421 View / January 15, 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

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 / 169 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 / 190 View / November 10, 2015

Seed Saving Made Simple

  Ready to start your own personal seed bank? Or simply looking for ways to pay yourself forward, save money and grow a better garden? Honestly, there’s no real trick to collecting and saving seeds except to recall the ideal conditions…

4 Comments / 285 View / October 26, 2015

Grow Your Own Cucamelons

  Adorable. It’s the first word that comes to mind when discovering Cucamelons. Adorable with a capital “A.” No wonder it’s also known as Mouse Melon. Yet another more common name, Mexican Sour Gherkin, adds a tinge of mystery to the mix….

15 Comments / 3122 View / August 12, 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 / 110 View / July 22, 2015

Bloom Pucks Reviewed

  What happens when you combine an MBA in finance and a deep love of nature? I recently had the opportunity to talk with Steven Devloo, founder and CEO of Earthworm Technologies, and a picture quickly formed. It’s the reduce-reuse-recycle…

0 Comments / 81 View / June 24, 2015