Uncategorized, why I blog

all lit up and nowhere to go

My newest book is progressing nicely. All work on it has halted for the moment, however: the boss bumped me to a new office upstairs. In most worlds, moving up in the building = moving up in the company. Not so much here. I'll have to actually MAKE an office before I can work in… Continue reading all lit up and nowhere to go

landscape design, lawn care, plant names, why I blog

New Year’s Anti-resolutions

This year has begun the same way last year ended: I'm behind. My intentions - like that of most other bloggers - are pretty straightforward. Most of us try and get a new post up every couple of weeks, if not weekly. My record does not reflect my intentions. Yes, it's been a crazy year...… Continue reading New Year’s Anti-resolutions

landscape design, why I blog

Garden gypsies love change!

We've moved. Again. For the last time. Again. People ask "how can you leave your gorgeous garden?" Those people don't know me. I'm a garden gypsy. When I get close to being finished, it is time to move on and find a new challenge. It's difficult to see things objectively with your own child. Someone says "oh,… Continue reading Garden gypsies love change!

gardening with children, Linda Lehmusvirta, native plants, plant names, why I blog, wildlife gardening

Nurturing nature(al) readers: YOU CAN GROW THAT!

Watching the nightly news is painful, isn't it?  I hate it in the same way I hate coming up on a bad car-wreck: I look but I always wish I hadn't.  From the newscasts, it would seem playing outside is one of the most dangerous things a kid can do. As a child of the 60's,… Continue reading Nurturing nature(al) readers: YOU CAN GROW THAT!

landscape design, native plants, organic, plant selection, sustainable, why I blog

Another gardening blog?

Growing up with a gardening parent, I recognize my good fortune.  My childhood was spent soaking in Dad's knowledge of the natural world, although at the time I looked at it as "work."  Thankfully, by the time I started my own family, that changed.  The hours spent doing gardening chores as a kid paid out… Continue reading Another gardening blog?