Category: Garden

This category is all about sustainable and organic garden ideas to dirty the knees and cleanse the soul.

Park Bench Installed

Saving the Park Bench

I’ve had two benches out for many years now and find they’ve greatly enhanced the community experience. My “kick ass green” park bench (right) had its slats pulled out by a person or persons...

Garden Books for Holiday Gifts

8 Last Minute Gift Ideas – Garden Books

This year has been an amazing year for good garden reading. The garden books included in the post I read with interest and thought you might like them. Below (in no particular order) is...

Bee Preserver Glass Ball Photographed by Christina Salwitz

Holiday Gift Idea – Glass Bee Preservers

Glass bee preservers from Glass Gardens NW are a great holiday or Christmas gift idea. Attracting honey bees to your garden is a good idea if you would like better pollination of your flower...

Shawna Coronado in drone video of her garden.

A Drone View of My Garden

Many of you wonderful peeps have asked to see my garden in video form. This year I met up with an astounding drone videographer who worked with me to film the property. We had...

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...

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,...

Fall Tree Photo Shawna Coronado

How To Make Leaf Mold Compost

Fall is coming on and most of us will be closing up our gardens soon. Now is the time to discuss leaf mold compost, which is truly THE BEST all natural compost to add...