Tag Archives: gardening

valerie rice sunset

Sunset Smiles

The March issue of Sunset Magazine is out and making for some happy people at my house…

Holiday Gift Guide: Gardenista

Whether they’re an eager beginner or already an expert, here are my favorite finds for the garden lover in your life.


Video Tip: Garden Markers

I’ve tried so many different ways to label the plants in my garden over the years, but they never last long. In an effort to properly label my growing plants, I raided my stash of leftover birthday party supplies for some plastic knives.


Butterfly Garden

If you have a sunny spot in your yard that right now is filled with less than desirable existing plants, consider creating a butterfly garden.

basket of tomatoes

Tuesday Tip: Jonesing For Tomatoes

In a pre-season pinch, I always choose Campari tomatoes at the store. Small in size and packed with sweetness, they really are the best choice when you need a little bite of summer— right now.

orange clivia bouquet


Clivia is a winter blooming, evergreen plant that looks similar to an amaryllis and adds a nice punch of color.