Happy Earth Day – Learn About Giant Sequoia Trees California Shawna Coronado Walk Through Redwood Sequoia At Mariposa Grove

Happy Earth Day – Learn About Giant Sequoia Trees

One of my life goals has been to hug a giant redwood sequoia tree. You know — meet one up close and personal and say hello. Last week I was able to live my dream. I flew into the San Francisco area for a speaking gig and took a few extra days to enjoy the […]

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Petunia Plant is the Flower of the Year Petunia Bridge

Petunia Plant is the Flower of the Year

It’s spring and we are anxious to get our garden on. According to the National Garden Bureau it is the Year of the Petunia. Although the petunia is not known as a key pollinator supporting plant, it does attract bees and hummingbird moths. Bees are less attracted to red petunias, so consider planting colors like […]

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Mini Bonsai Tools Are Perfect for Urban Gardening – Product Review Bonsai Mini Garden Tool Set

Mini Bonsai Tools Are Perfect for Urban Gardening – Product Review

In the Northern states it’s a tad too early to plant the annuals but we have that edgy feeling in our hearts – IT’S TIME TO GARDEN! Because most of us are resolved to wait for planting until Mother’s Day, the traditional point where we can be safe from frost. Now is the perfect time […]

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Garden Containers Made of Tree Stumps Stump Lettuce Garden with Lettuce Seed Growing

Garden Containers Made of Tree Stumps

Last year I published a post on the Oswegoland Park District’s Food Pantry Garden and the awesome WOG’s [Women of the Garden] who run the community garden.  While walking around their garden I spotted an ingenious green and sustainable planting idea — stump planters. Here is how you do it – Find a stump or the […]

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Shawna Lee Coronado is making a difference by building social good with a sustainable lifestyle message. She inspires others by providing positive and helpful tips on green living, inexpensive culinary, eco-travel, and organic gardening through her television, video production, and social media efforts. Meet Shawna.

The Graffiti Experiment - This special painted fence project is intended to build gang graffiti awareness and prevention on how urban communities might work to inspire positive change. Link through to read more about the fence champions.

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Blood Orange Screwdriver Cooler Cocktail Recipe – Hello Spring

Blood Orange Screwdriver Cooler Cocktail Recipe

Hello Spring! In celebration of spring breaks everywhere – warm beaches, sunny gardens, and delightfully sinful lazy days – I give you the first spring cocktail recipe. ::ding:ding:ding:: I welcome the celebration with the Blood Orange Screwdriver Cooler Cocktail Recipe. It is particularly fantastic with my beloved Tito’s Vodka and is even better if you […]

Apr 4, 2014 6:30

Garden

Petunia Plant is the Flower of the Year

Petunia Bridge

It’s spring and we are anxious to get our garden on. According to the National Garden Bureau it is the Year of the Petunia. Although the petunia is not known as a key pollinator supporting plant, it does attract bees and hummingbird moths. Bees are less attracted to red petunias, so consider planting colors like […]

Apr 21, 2014 6:00

Green Ideas

Happy Earth Day – Learn About Giant Sequoia Trees

California Shawna Coronado Walk Through Redwood Sequoia At Mariposa Grove

One of my life goals has been to hug a giant redwood sequoia tree. You know — meet one up close and personal and say hello. Last week I was able to live my dream. I flew into the San Francisco area for a speaking gig and took a few extra days to enjoy the […]

Apr 22, 2014 13:55

Urban Life

Mini Bonsai Tools Are Perfect for Urban Gardening – Product Review

Bonsai Mini Garden Tool Set

In the Northern states it’s a tad too early to plant the annuals but we have that edgy feeling in our hearts – IT’S TIME TO GARDEN! Because most of us are resolved to wait for planting until Mother’s Day, the traditional point where we can be safe from frost. Now is the perfect time […]

Apr 18, 2014 6:30

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Happy Earth Day – Learn About Giant Sequoia Trees

California Shawna Coronado Walk Through Redwood Sequoia At Mariposa Grove

One of my life goals has been to hug a giant redwood sequoia tree. You know — meet one up close and personal and say hello. Last week I was able to live my dream. I flew into the San Francisco area for a speaking gig and took a few extra days to enjoy the […]

Petunia Plant is the Flower of the Year

Petunia Bridge

It’s spring and we are anxious to get our garden on. According to the National Garden Bureau it is the Year of the Petunia. Although the petunia is not known as a key pollinator supporting plant, it does attract bees and hummingbird moths. Bees are less attracted to red petunias, so consider planting colors like […]

Mini Bonsai Tools Are Perfect for Urban Gardening – Product Review

Bonsai Mini Garden Tool Set

In the Northern states it’s a tad too early to plant the annuals but we have that edgy feeling in our hearts – IT’S TIME TO GARDEN! Because most of us are resolved to wait for planting until Mother’s Day, the traditional point where we can be safe from frost. Now is the perfect time […]

Garden Containers Made of Tree Stumps

Stump Lettuce Garden with Lettuce Seed Growing

Last year I published a post on the Oswegoland Park District’s Food Pantry Garden and the awesome WOG’s [Women of the Garden] who run the community garden.  While walking around their garden I spotted an ingenious green and sustainable planting idea — stump planters. Here is how you do it – Find a stump or the […]

Spring Cleaning With Meliora K. – A Graffiti Experiment Fence Champion

Meliora K No Frills Soap Bar

The Graffiti Experiment  is happy it’s spring! This project is intended to inspire positive community unity and beautiful art instead of hate and gang symbols in our urban neighborhoods. Champions for the project have donated money to help pay the fines my homeowners association charged me in order to help keep the painted fence experiment […]

How To Stop Losing Garden Tools

Stop Losing The Garden Tools 2

Do you regularly lose the garden tools because their colors melt into the garden? I do. It’s infuriating. It’s tragic. It drive me nuts. I totally lose my mind over losing the tools. I’ve left garden tools out all winter and found them in spring. My great friend and stand-in Mom, Eileen, came over last […]

Blood Orange Screwdriver Cooler Cocktail Recipe – Hello Spring

Blood Orange Screwdriver Cooler Cocktail Recipe

Hello Spring! In celebration of spring breaks everywhere – warm beaches, sunny gardens, and delightfully sinful lazy days – I give you the first spring cocktail recipe. ::ding:ding:ding:: I welcome the celebration with the Blood Orange Screwdriver Cooler Cocktail Recipe. It is particularly fantastic with my beloved Tito’s Vodka and is even better if you […]

Cactus Houseplant Garden Design Solution

Cactus Design in High Window

Design problem: What do you do if you have high windows in your home and they look devastatingly empty? Placing traditional plants up there is challenging because you have to climb up and water them all the time, right? What about a drought tolerant low-water solution? Cactus. In the above photo you see one of […]

Thoughts On Front Lawn Edibles – A Graffiti Experiment Fence Champion

Pollinator Fence Graffiti Experiment Photo in Winter

The Graffiti Experiment  continues in March – is it spring yet? This is a project intended to inspire community unity. Champions for the project have donated money to help pay the monthly fines my homeowners association charged me in order to help keep the painted fence experiment up for a longer period of time. In […]

Coleus Plant Container Garden Design

Coleus Under the Sea Hort Couture Container Garden

I potted up my favorite coleus plant container garden design ever. I used a special coleus in this planting which has a unique multi-color lobed design on each leaf. This coleus is from Hort Couture’s very bold and bright Under the Sea line which includes Coleus ‘Electric Coral’, Coleus ‘Lion Fish’ and Coleus ‘Red Coral’. […]