Virtual Ribbon Cutting: A New Book, A New Look, and a New Online Garden

In the Spring of 2017, I was approached by an editor at Timber Press Publishing, to write a book on Adaptive Gardening, — what an amazing ride this adventure has been!  She heard me speak at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle and she explained they were looking for a subject matter expert …

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The Top 10 Adaptive Gardening Guidelines to Live By

1. Our bodies change. That’s life. When we realize we have limitations that stop us from doing what we want to do, we have to learn to “accept what is” first. Then, and only then, we can develop resiliency by looking for other ways to get it done. 2. You deserve a safe and comfortable …

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Quick and Easy Seasonal Planting Idea

There’s nothing I relish more than saving time and energy. My friend Heidi feels exactly the same way. She loves to have blooming flowers year-round (we’re lucky that our mild climate allows this) in certain places and especially in front of the fountain she sculpted years ago. She came up with an idea I think …

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It’s a New Year!

Let’s get to it! It’s a New Year and the perfect time to do something new, try something you’ve never tried before, and expand in new directions. I find that the most important thing when I’m “feeling stuck” in the old or “completely overwhelmed” with all the opportunities I’m facing is not making the “correct” …

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I Did It!

It’s been a year in the making, but I was finally able to hit the SEND button to email my manuscript to Timber Press. What a journey this has been! Looking back over my shoulder, when my acquisitions editor, Stacee Gravelle Lawrence, called me to say she saw me speak at the Northwest Flower & …

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Blessings

I feel so blessed to be working on my new book on adaptive gardening (no official title yet). I feel like I’ve been waiting all my life to do this book. A lot of labor, but joyous labor. I wake up every morning totally jazzed and I cannot wait to share it with you. Here …

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