Book Review: The Plant Lovers Guide to Ferns by Richie Steffen and Sue Olsen






The Plant Lovers Guide to Ferns by Richie Steffen and Sue Olsen I live in the Pacific Northwest and it feels like ferns are everywhere sometimes.  They grow in the concrete barriers along the freeways, they are in my yard even though I know I didn’t plant them… and my church for palm sunday doesn’t […]

Green or blooming plants in mid-January in my Pacific Northwest garden






I had a break this afternoon from work and decided to take a walk around the property to see whats happening and what green or blooming plants in mid-January I could find.  As I type this though its 5:12 and already dark… ugh, this is about the time of year when I get a little […]

CoSchedule a necessity for new bloggers to “do it right”






My 10-step CoSchedule Workflow tutorial Although I’m fairly new to seriously blogging, I did a lot of research when I made the commitment to put myself out there and share my life & teach people what I’ve learned. And its taken a bit of courage to do it! But I wanted to do it right […]

Plant herbs now for the best homemade seasonings later






Its almost spring and its time to start thinking about what new plants you’re going to try growing this year.  Here’s one suggestion – growing herbs and spices so you can make spice mixtures from the plants you’ve grown yourself on your own land.  Now how special would it be to give gifts to friends […]

Make onion powder from your home grown onions this year






ONION POWDER Onions are one of my prized crops each year because I think they really do taste so much better than what you can get in the store.  They last longer and its always fun to just go out to the garden and pull up an onion.  Even if its small its going to […]

Outstanding Healthy Options for Pumpkin Spice Latte & coffee






The comparison with Starbucks shows the need to find healthy options for pumpkin spice latte. I admit that I love pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. And so do a lot of other people as according to Forbes magazine the pumpkin spiced latte is Starbucks number one limited edition drink. The PSL (Pumpkin Spiced Latte) has sold […]

Free 22-page Seed Starting Workbook.






Something to Discover has a new FREE 22-page Seed Starting Workbook FREE for a limited time with sign-up for our monthly newsletter! This is my own technique for starting seeds.  Its not the only way to start seeds, but after years of experimentation I believe this is the best way for beginners and those who […]

Public Gardens in the Pacific Northwest – Resource list






One of my plans is try and go see more gardens in our area.  So towards that endeavor I started collecting information on public gardens in the Pacific Northwest that I wanted to go see.  This is to gain inspiration but also because I do believe in the concept that learning to be a good […]