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  • Wine bottle French Potager Garden

    Recycle an Iron Arbor

    **This arbor story is a recycled post from 2010. I recently had a reader ask me to post it again — here it is my friends — RECYCLE, REUSE, REPOST!** My…

  • Cabbageworms Eating Kale

    Cabbageworm Damage and Organic Control

    Have little green worms on your vegetables? These might be cabbageworms and they can damage a vegetable crop. Cole crops are the most susceptible – kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, turnips, collards,…

  • Swallowtail Butterfly on Echinacea

    Top 10 Drought Tolerant Perennials

    Want to save money by watering less and have a garden that needs very little attention? Try planting a drought tolerant or native perennial garden this season. Below I have listed…

  • Plastic Infographic

    Tips on How To Reduce Plastic

    This plastic infographic (below) on putting down the plastic really hit home for me. I’ve been struggling for years to try to reduce plastic exposure in my family’s lives and find…

  • Park Bench Installed
    Garden Life

    Saving the Park Bench

    I’ve had two benches out for many years now and find they’ve greatly enhanced the community experience. My “kick ass green” park bench (right) had its slats pulled out by a…

  • Shawna Coronado in drone video of her garden.
    Garden Life

    A Drone View of My Garden

    Many of you wonderful peeps have asked to see my garden in video form. This year I met up with an astounding drone videographer who worked with me to film the…

  • White and Blue Pumpkins

    Tips For Growing White Pumpkins

    ‘Tis the season for pumpkins. I loved these displays of blue and white pumpkins at the Morton Arboretum. While it is too late to plant a pumpkin this season, it is…

  • Giant halloween spider made from recycled materials

    Giant Halloween Spider Decoration

    Green Tip: Reuse whatever you can from home to make crafts for the holiday season instead of spending money – like building a giant halloween spider decoration! (***This post was originally…

  • Eco Glasses Bright Colors

    Eco-Glasses Review – Who Knew?

    My eyeballs are not the same. When the doc told me that all people “hit a certain age” and have to have glasses I balked, I wailed, I whined. But here…