Food & Recipes

  • Chocolate Chip Ajuga Groundcover

    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

    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

    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…

  • Flora Grubb Shopping with Dog Photo copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden Travel

    Flora Grubb Garden Center Tour

    One of my garden bucket list adventures has been to visit the very creative Flora Grubb Garden Center and meet Flora Grubb in person. During a recent trip to California for…

  • Crocus vernus Jeanne d Arc copyright Shawna Coronado Side View

    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…

  • Arthritis Garden Hack for Lifting
    Garden Life

    Arthritis Solution for Moving Heavy Things

    Here is a hack for moving heavy things if you suffer from arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or any number of other conditions. Whether you are outside in the garden or inside…

  • LED Lightbulb Front and Back Package

    Can LED Lights Improve Mood?

    Without a doubt, the fastest way to deflate your day is to be stabbed harshly and uncontrollably with osteoarthritis pain. Maintaining a positive outlook and keeping your mood lifted becomes increasingly…

  • Muir Woods Park Moss and Trees copyright Shawna Coronado

    Walking Muir Woods in California

    Whenever I travel, which is often, I try to fit in an extra day for adventure. Real adventure. In my mind, “real adventure” is when you set out for some place…