Garden like there’s no tomorrow.

Go outside every chance you get.

Live with plants around you

just because it’s such a pleasure.

Learn to putter. Really.

Eat flowers in your salads.

Live like you belong.

I worked as a gardener and garden designer for a number of years before shifting to writing about gardens. I do occasionally consult on design but my focus these days is on independent research -- and cultivating my personal garden. Tending plants is my go to feel good thing. I love herbs most of all and collect old herbal texts and recipes.