Connect with Nature Journal

All About Rosemary

All About Rosemary

- Rosmarinus Officinalis - Rosemary is a classic herb.  Many people are familiar with its culinary flavor, and love incorporating it into a roasts ...
Connecting with Nature is a Sensory Experience

Connecting with Nature is a Sensory Experience

Last year I set out to create a community workshop centered around the plants that I love and meditation. From this desire came the "Get to Kn...
All About Lavender

All About Lavender

- Lavendula Angustifolia - Lavender is an herb that has been popular throughout history.  It created industrial booms, popular trends and is seeing...
My Garden Tea Blends

My Garden Tea Blends

As a gardener, my favorite plants to work with are herbs.  I particularly like perennial herbs which continue growing each year, like rosemary, lemon verbena and sage.  The weather in Southern California can get hot, especially in Encino (which is in the San Fernando Valley).  This is where the Sepulveda Community Garden Center is located, and where I cultivate many herb plants.  
Making Time for Nature

Making Time for Nature

Living in Southern California has offered me options in keeping nature in my life.   A flexible work schedule and an unconventional weekend have helped me add nature into my weekly schedule.  Continue reading "Making Time for Nature & Recording My Garden's Progress with Trello" below.

My First House Plant

My First House Plant

Aloe Vera makes a great houseplant, especially as a starter plant.   This plant is useful for its wound and burn healing properties, and is easy t...
Fall Garden Prep

Fall Garden Prep

The summer heat is here, but we are looking ahead to the fall.  What will we do to get the garden ready?   1. Take out plants that are not working ...
The Salad Garden

The Salad Garden

Salad is a staple of a healthy diet, as it is nutritious and easy to customize to your own taste.  A bag of salad greens can cost $3-$7 depending o...
Previously Loved *USED* Books

Previously Loved *USED* Books

I've tracked down copies of useful and interesting previously loved books to share with you. I look for books in good or very good condition ...
Harvesting Lettuce Seeds

Harvesting Lettuce Seeds

My fiancé and I are members of the Sepulveda Community Garden Center in Encino where we have two plots.  Our first plot (in the photo below) is 30 ...
The Balcony Garden on Youtube

The Balcony Garden on Youtube

The birth of a new series, "The Balcony Garden!"  Take a peek into the garden I cultivate on our apartment balcony in Los Angeles.  A must watch for bird lovers!