Give up? It was me! A while back I got a phone call out of the blue from Mike Nowak, host of the (appropriately named) Mike Nowak Show. Mike talks about everything from gardening and horticulture to how what we use in our gardens impacts the environment. It's a really cool show and you can learn more about his gardening radio show here. Anyhow, Mike is working on an … [Read more...] about Guess who was on the Mike Nowak show???
Whether it's a home show, a small group talk, or a consultation across the kitchen table from a client, I love the opportunity to share what I've learned over 20+ years in the landscape business. I also love technology. Now you and I can chat about your burning landscape questions no matter where you are! I'll be hosting "open office hours" every Wednesday from 7 pm - 8 pm … [Read more...] about Open Office Hours: I’m Starting a Live Online Landscape Design & Garden Chat!
This will be a new, recurring feature because I think it's fun. I get asked a lot of questions, and I see a lot of questions around on the internet. If other people are asking these questions maybe you are too. If you have a question YOU would like to see answered, use my contact form and I may answer it here! Let's dive in. What color should I paint my front door? The number … [Read more...] about Ask a Designer: August 2015
I opened my email this morning and there was one from Pinterest, simply titled "Homemade Weed Killer", that said Did you know vinegar is an effective weed killer? Unlike commercial products, it’s eco-friendly and won’t harm people, pets or the environment. Learn how to make your own all-natural solution with these Pins. Then dig into even more outdoor ideas... I knew what was … [Read more...] about DIY garden solutions are proof that we need better scientific literacy NOW
Remember when you first went out on the job market? No one wanted to hire you without experience and you couldn't get experience because no one would hire you. Not only has that not changed for young kids on the job market, now they have to listen to us older people complain online about "those awful Millennials". Good times. Anyone who decides to hang out her shingle as small … [Read more...] about Hiring a landscape contractor – can you chance the new kid?