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Check It Out! A Tour Of My New Garden In The Desert

Hi there and a big welcome.  I’m thrilled to be taking you on a tour of my new garden in the desert, the Sonoran Desert to be more exacting.  I was living in seaside Santa Barbara and decided to shake things up a bit by moving to Tucson.  This is the land of endless skies,… Read more

A Creative Succulent Craft You Can Make In Minutes

I was inspired to try this project after making a succulent wreath and many of the leaves fell off in the process.  That’s just how it goes with succulents.   As usual I had odds and ends of smaller cuttings lying around in a box top in my utility room and thought this would be… Read more

Gardening Shoes For Your Gardening Feet

Have you ever stained that cute pair of comfy shoes just because you got the urge to garden?  I sure have!  Luckily it hasn’t happened to me in a long time since my friend brought me back a pair of Blundstone boots, or Blunnies as they’re affectionately called, from Melbourne many moons ago.  They’re old,… Read more

You Don’t Have To Be A Florist To Make A Nosegay

When I first moved to San Francisco I worked for a very large florist.  There were at least 10 full time designers and the shop was very busy.  This company had quite a few big hotel contracts and did a lot of weddings so I saw multitudes of floral creativity.  I used to love it… Read more

I’ve Moved – A Little Change Is In The Air!

Moving, especially long distance, pushes you in so many ways.  It’s exhausting both mentally and physically and at some point you wonder if it’s really worth it.  I’ve lived in Connecticut, Vermont, New York State, Tucson, Boston, New York City, San Francisco and Santa Barbara.  Living someplace new definitely gets one out of the comfort… Read more