Thank You for Helping Me Grow!

You’ve visited my website, read my books and articles, follow me on social media, subscribe to my newsletter, attend my presentations…and recently helped my YouTube channel pass 2,600,000 views…Thank You! If you’d like to give the artwork or photo above to a special teacher, mentor, relative or friend, you’re welcome to download it from my site. Simply print it out, include the person’s name,[...]

12 Tips on How To Use Color Effectively In The Garden

Color In the Gardene

There are several elements that make up a well thought out landscape: they include structure, shape, texture, scent, and movement. But for the majority of us home gardeners, the first element we take into consideration when designing our own personal paradise is color. Thanks to renowned garden authors like Penelope Hobhouse, who wrote Color In[...]

Make Mom a Succulent Bouquet!

When I need a quick hostess gift, thank-you present, or an arrangement for a special friend, I create a bouquet of succulent rosettes. I select a glass container (jar, thrift-store vase, or clear bottle), which determines the size of the arrangement. Then I head into the garden with clippers. I cut a dozen or so succulent rosettes,[...]