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  • Davey Tree Specialists copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    Care for Trees

    We are coming upon the time when drought is a concern in parts of the country and care for trees is super critical. Trees provide shade for our homes and can…

  • Lake Trillium Mount Hood Dawn Reflection copyright Shawna Coronado
    Travel

    Sunrise on Lake Trillium Over Mount Hood

    Yesterday I posted about the Trees of Mount Hood on Lake Trillium in the Oregon Mount Hood Territory. Rainy and cold on the day I hiked, I totally enjoyed the paths,…

  • Pond view in suburban Chicago copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    Pond Tour in Chicagoland 2016

    There is something magical that happens when you sit next to a pond or running water feature. Your heart rate decreases, you breathe easier, you touch nature a little more closely,…

  • Cabbageworms Eating Kale
    Garden

    Cabbageworm Damage and Organic Control

    Have little green worms on your vegetables? These might be cabbageworms and they can damage a vegetable crop. Cole crops are the most susceptible – kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, turnips, collards,…

  • Plant a Bar Top View Garden copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    A Garden Bar

    You all know I have this fascination for herbal cocktails. And no, herbal cocktails are not a part of my anti-inflammatory diet I set up for my osteoarthritis. Yet mixing up…

  • No Grain No Dairy Eggs Benedict
    Food

    Poached Egg Recipe

    Being on a no dairy, no grain, anti-inflammatory diet can be intensely challenging when I travel — lots of places cook with soy or corn oil and most everything is served…

  • Red Pig Tools Bob Denman Blacksmith copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    The Blacksmith at Red Pig Tools

    Off a quiet winding country road in Boring, Oregon, about an hour away from the majestic Mount Hood National Forest, sits a few lonely blacksmith workshops among the laden green trees…

  • Recycling Note
    Life

    Are You Recycling Properly?

    It’s time to help the earth by doing a quick reminder check on your local recycling regulations. When my suburban Chicago garbage man leaves me a note to help share more…

  • Muir Woods Park WindingTrails copyright Shawna Coronado.jpg
    Wellness

    Skin Cancer and National Don’t Fry Day

    Wellness is about what you eat, but also how you protect your skin. Today is the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention’s DON’T FRY DAY. This day, the Friday before Memorial…

  • Elevated Planter Box in Garden with Plants
    Garden

    How To Plant an Elevated Garden Bed

    Surviving degenerative osteoarthritis or other physical conditions means that you can still have an amazing vegetable garden. One of my goals since being diagnosed with osteoarthritis has been to change the…

  • Chocolate Chip Ajuga Groundcover
    Garden

    Best Ajuga Groundcover is Chocolate Chip

    My absolute favorite groundcover ajuga for garden zones 4 to 9 is Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’ or Chocolate Chip Bugleweed. Below is a video and an excerpt from my book, the…