Let's be real: fake is everywhere. Its in our life whether we want it or not. For the sake of playing nice, let's stay with fake objects and not humans for this. Fake can make our lives easier, prettier, happier and but it can also make it unhealthier, deceitful, uglier. Let's focus on the positive.Read More
I call it productively lazy. Or should it be selectively productive?
We've all been worker bees for many moons now and it's time to downshift a bit. Still fight the good fight, just don't swing at everything. Use your energy wisely. Aim for zero cleanup. Here are 5 of my favorite things to make life easier yet productive:Read More
There's an understandable yuck factor about the word "fake." Forgery, counterfeit, bogus, imitation, false, phony... or the 5 -star vocab words of spurious and ersatz. When used in the context of counterfeit money, bogus claims, forged artwork, phony address, imitation cheese or false promises, it's not a pretty picture.Read More
While your plants are the stars of the show, the containers are the supporting actors. One can certainly outshine the other but if they are aligned in their performance, the display is superb.
Give careful thought to these 4 planter guidelines before you accessorize your Florida lanai, terrace, entryway or courtyard:Read More
Lanais are ubiquitous in Florida. These grown-up playspaces have multiple names - terrace, patio, sun porch, pool deck, veranda, balcony- and come in multiple sizes and configurations. Here in southwest FloridaRead More
My New England landscaping skills were tropically challenged when employment relocation brought us to Southwest Florida. After decades of landscape design on Boston’s north shore