Book Giveaway: “Foliage First” by Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz

– Posted in: Contests and Giveaways, Garden Design, Succulents

AND THE WINNER IS: BECKY KIRTS! Becky was chosen at random and has been notified. (If I don’t hear from Becky in 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.) Thank you all for participating. I have more giveaways in mind, so stay tuned!   “Gardening with Foliage First” by Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz is a book I[...]

Playing with Flowers: 10 Steps on How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Loved One

– Posted in: Garden Design
Playing With Flowers

I’m re-publishing this article in honor of Valentine’s Day. I can think of no greater gift than buying a slew of flowers for someone you love and spending a few hours together (with no interruptions) creating some playful arrangements. Directions and benefits are listed below. If you think that buying fresh cut local flowers and[...]

My Autumn Succulent Wreath

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Plants, Seasonal Gardening

A garden club at which I’ll be speaking later this month asked if I’d donate “an arrangement for the raffle.” Sure, why not? I have several self-imposed criteria: It has to be a “wow” so attendees will buy tickets; it needs to be innovative and incorporate succulents; and it should be autumn-themed. Inspired by numerous colorful succulents in my garden,[...]