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  • 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…

  • Crafthouse Cocktails Paloma Cocktail Muddled with Lemon Thyme
    Food

    Cinco de Mayo Paloma Cocktail

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Want a fun and super-easy Mexican cocktail to celebrate tonight? Try the pre-made tequila-included cocktail created by Charles Joly, the famous bartender extraordinaire. His line of drinks…

  • Succulent Container Garden
    Garden

    Best Succulent Container Garden Soil Mix

    Succulent garden soil mix is a magical thing that have mystified container gardeners through the ages. On a recent trip to the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show I was able…

  • Crocus vernus Jeanne d Arc copyright Shawna Coronado Side View
    Garden

    Beautiful Crocus Jeanne d Arc Flowers

    Crocus vernus Jeanne d’Arc flowers are blooming in my garden today and they are glorious! Only four to six inches high, these happy little flowers make a lovely statement when planted…