What a Hoot!

By on Jan 27, 2013 in Birds |

Interviewed raptor biologist Joe Rogers and scientist Joanne Williams on the Flowerland show Saturday. The work they do with wildlife recovery is wonderful and the birds of prey are amazing birds! We had a lot of fun, you could say it was a real hoot! Here are a few pictures from the event on Saturday January 26, 2013.                                        

The Topic of Tropics

By on Dec 28, 2012 in Houseplants |

When the snow starts flying and the Christmas decorations are packed away most of us need a little pick-me-up in the home or office. Tropical plants are just the ticket. Take a trip to my January Women’s Lifestyle article where the topic is tropics as in foliage for your indoor living space! Visit this link and flip on over to page 34! January issue Women’s Lifestyle

Happy Holly Daze

By on Nov 30, 2012 in Christmas, General |

It’s time to deck the halls and yard in a festive flurry as we all test our holiday design skills squeezed into our already busy daily schedules….sounds like fun huh? I call it “Holly Daze” and you suddenly discover you’re in the thick of it when standing on an aluminum ladder in the dark holding a ball of lights and an extension cord. You Auld Lang “Pine” for some help navigating the hap…happiest of holidays. Here are some “Holly Daze” pointers to help you through this “most wonderful time of the year.” Rick’s Six so to speak……. 1) Measure the area in your home where your tree will go before going to shop for your tree. Then take the tape measure along with you when going to get the tree. Make a fresh cut at the base of the tree and immediately plunge it into fresh water. Place a ping pong ball...

October Women’s Lifestyle Magazine

By on Oct 13, 2012 in Fall |

I write a monthly article for Women’s Lifestyle Magazine. My article “A Window of Opportunity” appears on page 22 in the October issue. October is a great month for the opportunistic to improve their landscape for next year! Enjoy the article………. http://digital.zoompubs.com/publication/?m=4080&l=1Women’s Lifestyle Article

Pumpkin Smash 2012

By on Sep 23, 2012 in Fall |

Fall officially arrived at 10:49 AM on Saturday September 22 with the fall equinox. After a hot dry summer I think a lot of people are ready for some cool fall weather. We decided to celebrate with Pumpkin Smash 2012. After this summer’s drought it seemed appropriate considering a pumpkin is 80% to 90% water. We rang in the fall season similar to the New Year’s Eve ball drop by dropping a giant pumpkin on it’s gourd to celebrate the moment!