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 …
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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...
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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...
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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 …
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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 …
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