Setting the space. Being in ceremony.
“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us solace ourselves with loves.” – Proverbs 7:17-18 ~ Imagine the act of doing this. I can imagine… ~ I would make my bed with clean, soft linens, plumping the pillows and folding …Read more
Valentine like a boss.
Ahh, Valentines Day… Wait, don’t click away already! I promise this won’t be too annoying. Ahh Valentine’s Day… in my opinion, this is the perfect day for self love. Although, I kind of cringe when I hear the phrase, “self love”. My critical self thinks a swarm of judgements around this topic, especially when companies …Read more
Be stoked for the weeds.
“Roses can grow in slums just as weeds can grow around mansions.” ― Richard Paul Evans, A Step of Faith Today’s drive was a regular trek from HMB to Pescadero to San Gregorio. The dogs needed a good, wild run and we quickly found a field that was perfect, complete with blooming mustard and oxalis...Read more
Winter pruning – with the essentials.
Alright! It’s finally time to prune for the winter (in the Bay Area, that is). I have purposefully waited an extra 3-4 weeks longer then I normally would for pruning in my garden, due to the weather patterns displayed over the past few years. I figure cutting back later, then earlier, is always best...Read more
Hospitality, in the garden.
My job is kind of funny, if I sit back and actually think about it. I am hired by someone I have never met before, to work in their garden. At their home, usually. I drive to an address otherwise unknown to me, park my truck, get out and knock on someone’s door. While standing …Read more
Subtle hues + Is white a color?
“But white isn’t a color.” ~ A few weeks back I did a garden consultation for a rather interesting home. It was atop the bluffs on the Coastside, with a generous front garden and unassuming back yard. I was brought in to add continuity, movement and interest, while keeping the garden as low maintenance as …Read more