Kickstarter Watch: A Mighty Pizza Oven!!!


Everything sounds better with "the mighty" preceding it. The mighty broccoli! See? It doesn't look like just marketing hype with the Mighty Pizza Oven, getting ready to wrap up on Kickstarter in the next couple of days. They still need more backers so I really wanted to promo it. Since I'm a little pressed for time, here are some quick thoughts on it: the only reason I'm … [Read more...]

5 Things a Gardener Can Do On a Snow Day


I've lived here long enough, you wouldn't think I'd keep falling into the trap of thinking I can bang out my backyard projects in a mild late winter timeframe. I can't take my truck anywhere right now because I have approximately 3,000 pounds of stone slabs in the back. I can't get them out without a machine, and I can't justify renting a machine until I can also start my patio … [Read more...]

Come see me at the Capital Remodel and Garden Show today through Sunday!


It's as if I blinked and suddenly boom! It's home show season again. I will be speaking at the Capital Remodel and Garden Show at Dulles Expo Center , talking about easy tips to create YOUR perfect backyard. Want to know when to find me? FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27: 1 pm SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28: 3 pm SUNDAY MARCH 1: 5 pm You can buy your tickets here, and use the coupon code … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Reduce Maintenance in Your Landscape Design


I'm a lazy gardener. With the hours I work (for which I'm grateful, of course) it's hard to find time to putter around the yard for hours. I recognize that many of my clients are in the same boat, but with the added problem of not having over a decade of experience caring for plants. As a result I make a low maintenance landscape design a priority for my clients throughout … [Read more...]