Make It Feel Like Spring

January 25, 2015
Posted by in Books

Paige Green Hyacinth

Pick up a sprouting Hyacinth. Watch it rise and its blooms explode. Soak in the potent fragrance of spring.


Photo by Paige Green Photography.

One of my favorite photos by Paige Green when we were working on The Plant Recipe Book together…. ‘Tho this one didn’t make it to print. It makes me swoon none the less.

Adorn your Door with Life

December 1, 2014
Posted by in Holiday

succulent wreath on logs

Living Succulent Wreaths available now on our online shop.

Or for an alternative houseplant table-scape, place atop your table with a chunky candle and voila: a glowing living centerpiece.

I Love a Good Smoke Tree

August 10, 2014

You may know that Smoke Tree (Cotinus) has wooed me for years  – and the plumes – well, they almost make my knees buckle. But this one was getting too big for its britches and was blocking a sweet view. So I had to do the only noble thing. Snip Snip, Snip, and snip again.

As the stems fell to the ground my almost eyes teary eyes instead began to twinkle.  I had a goldmine. Or at least a fun hour ahead.

What else in the garden ‘needed’ some pruning? I had to find out.

Was this all a grand scheme only to create a floral arrangement or two?


but it made for one satisfied client (otherwise known as my obliging parents) as the unruly tree had been ruled. Their child (me, yes actually, an adult) was appeased and quite entertained.  And their living room botanically adorned.
That makes for a happy family.



Making beautiful statements with living things