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  • How to Design a Wavy Garden Bed with Path © copyright Shawna Co
    Food Garden Life

    Gardens As Art

    When I first started gardening at my current home, I did it as an enthusiastic substitution for painting. I love to paint, but when we bought this home I had a…

  • Geranium Biokovo Karmina with Bee

    Geranium Biokovo Karmina is a Garden Win

    Every spring the front sidewalk hosts the most beautiful pink blooms (below) from the Cranesbill Geranium ‘Biokovo Karmina’. Although it has no noticeable floral scent, the foliage is lightly scented and…

  • Coleus Wedding Train Stained Glass

    Wedding Train Stained Glass Coleus

    Once in a while a plant comes along and surprises you with it’s sheer ability to explode out of a garden container display. Wedding Train Stained Glass Coleus is just that…

  • Ice Melt versus Rock Salt Garden 2

    Ice Melt Versus Rock Salt in the Garden

    Cold and blustery weather up north brings out the rock salt in many homes, but rock salt melt can be hazardous to your gardens health – in the spring you will…

  • Front Lawn Vegetable Garden Side View © copyright Shawna Corona

    Front Lawn Vegetable Garden Design

    We northern gardeners are all covered in snow and desperate for spring, clutching our cups of hot tea with fingers just itching to get into the soil. Now is the perfect…

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    3 Reasons to Buy a Hybrid Car

    Wellness, to me, is not just about eating right and exercising. It’s about the lifestyle your family leads. Everything from recycling to composting to growing to shopping is involved in our…

  • Container Gardens Front Patio

    Organic Container Gardening Tips

    Organic container gardening can be challenging from a definition perspective. While it is easy to find non-organic vegetative plants, it is more difficult to find organically grown vegetative plants from seed.…

  • Garden Tower with Ornamental Edibles

    Greenstalk Garden Tower Review

    GreenstalkGarden.com sent out a garden tower for me to experience and review this season. Greenstalk Garden Tower is a space-saving planter that is vertical and stackable. I found a flat surface…

  • Walk the Store Challenge with Shawna Coronado

    Walk the Store Challenge #walkthestore

    Are you ready to make a difference in your life? Do you struggle with finding time to exercise? Can you imagine a life with less chronic pain and more self-confidence? Do…

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    Garden Wellness

    Enabling Gardens for Health and Wellness

    One of the highlights of last season was visiting the Buehler Enabling Garden at The Chicago Botanic Garden near Chicago, Illinois. I went shortly after I was diagnosed with degenerative spinal…

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    Say No to Invasive Plants

    New Years Resolution: SAY NO TO INVASIVE PLANTS! Invasive plants are a frequent conversation over dinner with gardeners – we can never believe we put them in our gardens and have…