Book signing table at Ravenna Gardens in January 2013.

Books!!! Sale!!!

I love and adore books. Almost all books. Pretty books with lots of gorgeous aspirational photography —somehow I always believe that could be my ________ fill-in-the-blank: garden, kitchen, cabin in the woods, laundry room shelves.

Lighting the Night…

…And saving a ton of money on an electrician. I’m afraid our household budget for home repairs is strictly focused on the backyard. We think nothing of purchasing load after load of gravel, topsoil, timber, and sexy new agricultural troughs. But when the motion-triggered light that illuminates the front walkway went out – too darn […]

Seasonal Markers: Autumn

Some people get out their heavy sweaters and rake leaves, others switch over to spiced pumpkin lattes and a never-ending schedule of football. Us? We drive roughly 300 miles to Yakima, just over the Cascade Range, to gather Osage oranges and restock our supply of apple-wood chips, a critical element in the success of my […]

Exquisite Timing

Work put me in the Bay Area last week where I had the pleasure of connecting with someone who contributed a piece to the recent issue of the magazine. These digital acquaintences—I like to joke that all my friends are only 150 x 150 pixels big—make up the large part of my daily contact with […]


Come on out to the Center for Urban Horticulture on April 10th when I’ll be speaking to the Northwest Horticultural Society. We’ll talk about what you can plant (today – tomorrow – and next month- and the month after that – and the one after that… you get the idea!) for delicious, homegrown abundance throughout the entire year.

Update: Free Class!

This just in—my class, Plotting the Edible Garden Year at Ravenna Gardens on Sunday March 17th is FREE!  Previously, I posted that there was a fee associated with attending… that’s soooo not so!  Keep up Lorene!! Space is limited , call 206-729-7388 to sign up.  See you there! online viagra prescriptions