Nature’s Sweet Side- Maple Syrup

I Love the Sweet Stuff! Incredible Sap The sap is running in New England and I got some first hand insights and some surprising information when I visited Massachusetts and Vermont recently. The surprise: Maple syrup contains an abundant amount of naturally occurring minerals such as calcium, manganese, potassium and magnesium. And like broccoli and …

Brilliant! The Philadelphia Flower Show

Attention Plant Geeks! You still have time to visit the greatest flower show on earth! I just came back from doing my demo of fairy gardens at the Philadelphia Flower Show and took lots of pictures and video.  If you can't make it this year to the show, you are missing a blooming  'Brilliant' show! English …

The Realm of Fairy- Creating Fairy Gardens

The Philadelphia Flower Show Gardener's Studio I am going to present at the Philadelphia Flower Show Gardener's Studio on March 4th and am very excited about the topic.  Since the theme for the flower show is Brilliant!, which is celebrating Great Britain, I thought that designing fairy gardens would fit right in, kind of like …

Healing Labyrinth Part 3

Heart Space with Water Feature To prepare for your journey in the labyrinth space, you enter the small space immediately at the entrance to the main labyrinth which is called the Heart Space. This area gets you ready for the zen experience of walking the path. If you have someone in mind when you walk, then bring something …

Healing Labyrinth – Part 2

Designing the labyrinth was interesting and fun. But now the hard work of installing it began. Preparation After locating all utilities and getting necessary covenant permission, we were ready to go. First up was removing all plant material and grading of the site with heavy equipment. It was necessary to level a space large enough for the …