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  • Biltmore Conservatory and Gardens

    Winter Conservatory Tour Biltmore Estate

    In the cold silence of winter, when we feel isolated from one another and arthritis pain and depression are pulling you down, there is still a way to become enveloped in…

  • 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…

  • Rick Bayless and Shawna Coronado

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Allan Armitage Kelly Norris Dan Heims Christina Salwitz Shawna Coronado 2014

    Allan Armitage Book Review

    Last season I had the very fortunate opportunity to spend a day with a few garden industry legends seen in the above photo at Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon (from left…

  • Fall Millennium Park View at the Lurie Garden Chicago © Shawna
    Garden Travel

    Fall at the Lurie Garden

    When starting my fall photography series on The Lurie Garden I expected to see a lot of brown; that singular moment of death at the end of the summer season where…

  • Lurie Garden In The Morning by Shawna Coronado
    Garden Travel

    The Lurie Garden in Chicago

    When Scott Stewart Ph.D., Director and Head Horticulturist (see photo right) invited me to come out to see The Lurie Garden I readily accepted as I have lived in the Chicago-area…

  • Freestanding Entrance Garden in summer

    An Easy Living Wall Entry Garden

    One of my favorite gardens at my home has been the freestanding living wall entry garden I built to reside next to my front door in an awkward little spot between…

  • Smiles are like gardens - they feed the world and bring joy to friends.

    Smiles Are Like Gardens

    Today is gray and dreary as I sit in my office huddling over my keyboard and almond milk latte thinking about days filled with summery garden love. Life continues on in…