Gardening always keeps you guessing, because you never know from one season to the next what might delight you, and what might disappoint you. Inevitably, some seeds sprout and thrive while others rot, wither, or fall victim to some fungus or critter. That's life.
This year's designs run from opulent, to funny, to sublime to knock-out gorgeous.
As the weather starts to improve, it's the perfect time to get kids out and about and show them the joy of nature. It doesn't have to be a structure...
Following a winter that was exceptionally harsh for much of the United States, spring has finally returned. Milder weather, longer days, and the re-emergence of flowers and creatures should remind us of the wonders of nature that are just outside our doors. Help your kids to appreciate and understand the eco-world around us.
I don't know about you, but it feels like the whole year has gotten off to a very late start. For example, traditionally on St. Patrick's Day we are supposed to plant peas around here, and my garden, as of this writing, is still covered by a good six inches of hard packed, ice-ridden snow.
You don't need an acre, you don't even need outdoor space, all you need is some seeds, a little sunshine, water and a touch of optimism.
Just because. ...
For all of you lazy buns out there who don't want to start a garden but still want to help heal nature (and humanity, by the way), I have an idea fo...
My friend's young daughter now runs around her basement playing dress up in a once-treasured scarf of her mother's. The mother remembers buying the scarf at Ann Taylor to accent her new suit right before an important job interview. Over time, the scarf got demoted.
Will and Wyatt Roscoe, founders of Seedtabs, a new sustainable agricultural startup want to turn us all into garden geeks. As a longtime plant-a-holic, I say, bring it!
Now that we are a month into the New Year, the question I love to ask my friends is, "How are those New Year resolutions going?" Typically, that comm...
For me, this whole experience was about more than just converting a picky eater: it reminded me of the little things, the simple joys that make life so beautiful: spending time together in nature; listening to the clear, crystal laugh of a child; seeing the world with innocence and hope, through the eyes of my child.
It can be particularly difficult to find appropriate (and appreciated!) gifts for our older relatives, friends or clients. So what's the secret to success when shopping for the senior in your life? Do you go with practical or fun? High-tech or low-tech?
The End-of-Life meeting at the nursing home was held in the Serenity Room at noon. We were summoned, my mother and I, by the team who have been caring for my father for five years in the dementia ward. We showed up late, my mother and I, arm in arm, like diminished Rockettes.
Helping people discover which plants are better versus not-so-good is one of the goals behind Ulu, a new sustainable garden project, located at the back of Manoa valley amidst a tropical rainforest and screaming cockatiels.
I am inclined to believe and agree that being passionate can lead us to a path of success