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gardening

  • Acorn Garden Container Fairy Garden
    Garden

    Spectacular Fairy Garden Planting Container

    When I met Denise English from Eco Personal Garden at the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago and she had such passion about a creative product idea she had – making…

  • Cazador Del Sol Garden Sculpture Winter Photo
    Garden

    Winter Garden Art Installation

    Winter. It’s killing me. Beyond hurting my osteoarthritis and making me cold, winter is dark and dank in the northern states. We need some creativity, some love, some color. That’s it…

  • Garden

    American Horticultural Society Inspires Gardening

    Last summer I was privileged to have an exciting #takeadaynow garden visit in Washington D.C. – part of this trip included visiting the American Horticultural Society‘s headquarters at River Farm in…

  • Shirley Bovshow Door Desk on phone
    Life Wellness

    Office Desk Hack

    When I visited Shirley Bovshow this season, I loved going to her garden-themed office and teaching facility near Los Angeles, California where she teaches classes and goes about all her planning…

  • Garden Clogs Digging a Weed
    Garden

    Garden Clogs – A Review

    I’m a huge fan of rain boots in the garden, but garden clogs have an advantage over the boots of being quicker and easier in my opinion. I like to slip…

  • BioMarker Plant Markers in Elevated Beds
    Garden

    Stocking Stuffers for the Gardener

    One of the things I do throughout the year is gradually collect my stocking stuffers for holiday gift giving. With the holidays quickly approaching you need these stocking stuffers for the…

  • Bulb Popper and Drill
    Garden

    How To Plant a Bulb with a Drill

    Right now across the United States it is the season to plant bulbs and I have a solution to make it easier to do if you have a health condition that…

  • Halloween Broken Pot Container Garden
    Garden

    Halloween Broken Pot Container Fairy Garden

    This year I met a wonderful woman at the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago; Denise English from Eco Personal Garden. She is a new garden product vendor who loved the…

  • Shirley Bovshow Evening Garden
    Garden

    Fall Landscaping with Shirley Bovshow

    On a recent #takeadaynow tour through the Los Angeles, California region, I met up with beautiful and inspiring landscape designer, Shirley Bovshow for a tour around her garden. Shirley is a…

  • Herb Garden
    Garden

    How To Dry Herbs

    An herb garden is a reflection of beauty and is intricately tied to food and family, it seems a good day to talk about an herb garden and drying herbs. One…

  • Houseplant Plant Stand Hack with Plants
    Garden

    Houseplant Plant Stand Hack

    This season I had several houseplants hanging in the garden. One of my favorite displays was the Living Wall Cone Container Garden (right) and the idea of giving these drought tolerant,…

  • Rick Bayless and Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    Rick Bayless in His Garden

    Gardens are a reflection of the passion and interests of their owners – bursting with emotional connections that stimulate guests and help tune them in to the person behind the garden.…

  • Garden

    Chicago Botanic Garden Opens Learning Center

    This summer I had the privilege of touring the amazing gardens at Chicago Botanic Garden. One of my favorite employees who toured with me is the talented Lisa Hilgenberg, the horticulturist…

  • Tropical jungle garden with Swiss Chard
    Garden

    Planting Swiss Chard in Fall

    Planting Swiss chard ‘Bright Lights’ in the late summer and fall works just as well as planting in early spring. While Swiss chard is a semi-hardy vegetable crop, it is still…

  • Living Wall Herbal Cocktail Garden Planting
    Garden

    Grow Herbs in the Fall

    Remember last season when I taught you how to plant an Easy Herbal Cocktail Garden Living Wall? Fall is the perfect time to replant herbs in your living walls for a…


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