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Cactus Living Wall Purple Wall

A Cactus Living Wall Garden

In a few short months I will be releasing a new book titled, Grow A Living Wall ~ How to Create Vertical Gardens with a Purpose: Attract Pollinators • Grow Vegetables & Herbs • Aromatherapy and...

Basil Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe

Basil Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe

I suppose you are wondering why I am fixing you delicious summer cocktail in the dregs of a chilly Chicagoland fall? It’s all about the memories. You see last year I went to visit...

Saffron Crocus or Crocus Sativus

Growing Saffron Crocus – Crocus Sativus

Saffron rice is one of my favorite Mediterranean dishes, and growing the saffron is easy to do if you plant Crocus Sativas; the Saffron Crocus corm.  Saffron is a spice produced from large red/orange...

Raised Garden Bed From Recycled materials finished

Building Sustainable Raised Garden Beds

Garden tables are an exciting new idea we are seeing more and more of on the garden market. They lift the garden up off the ground which can be beneficial to help keep pests...

Blue Houseplant from Indoor Plant Decor

Houseplants Part I – Books and Ideas

Houseplants terrify me. I am gradually changing my mind about houseplants and see them as a great way to bring some garden love into the house at the end of the garden season. It’s...

White and Blue Pumpkins

Tips For Growing White Pumpkins

‘Tis the season for pumpkins. I loved these displays of blue and white pumpkins at the Morton Arboretum. While it is too late to plant a pumpkin this season, it is not too late...

Giant halloween spider made from recycled materials

Giant Halloween Spider Decoration

Green Tip: Reuse whatever you can from home to make crafts for the holiday season instead of spending money – like building a giant halloween spider decoration! (***This post was originally posted in 2010,...

Eco Glasses Bright Colors

Eco-Glasses Review – Who Knew?

My eyeballs are not the same. When the doc told me that all people “hit a certain age” and have to have glasses I balked, I wailed, I whined. But here we are. I...