Former physicist turned garden designer, writer, entrepreneur, TV Host and creator of the award winning publication PITH + VIGOR. I just know that if more people create and care for gardens, we will all be better off.
It’s now or never. Or at least, now or who knows when. Or if I’d followed that Chinese proverb, I should have done it 20 years ago, but since I didn’t, then I should do it now. I am, obviously, talking about planting trees. A home orchard, specifically. Point is, I […]
Do you ever have that feeling like the universe is trying to send you a message and you notice it, but then you are like ‘nah -universes don’t send messages to people, that is dumb’? I think the universe is trying to tell me plant lots of foxgloves. Is that dumb? I posted earlier this […]
It has been a few years since I actively cultivated my huge vegetable patch. I’ve found that I’d rather spend my summers having adventures than babysitting a vegetable patch that makes me feel like an indentured servant. The last straw was also the summer that the woodchuck tunneled all the way under the width of […]
I’ve got planting on the brain. My planting design boot camp is currently enrolling for March 1st, 2019, and this week I start a new gig talking about plants live on nationwide TV. Even though it is literally snowing right now my brain is all plants, plants, plants! Check out this image by photographer Arielle Vey. […]
Did you know that ancient Japanese calendars split the year not into 4 seasons or even 12 – but into 72 seasons? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These micro seasons (each only 5 days) encourage us to notice the tiny, delicate changes in nature that constantly occur around us, year in year out.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A few years ago, I read about […]
It isn’t that I have a hard rule against it, but I don’t tend to buy tomatoes out of season. We were having burgers for dinner last night, though, and I just wanted a tomato on top. The last time I broke my rule, I tossed the whole thing out before I even served it. […]
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