Tradescantia Houseplant

Tradescantia Houseplant

In March, I had a lovely time speaking with UK gardening expert Jane Perrone on how to keep your plants safe from cats and how to keep cats safe from plants. Now Jane’s and my chat is live on her podcast, On the Ledge. Jane was the longtime gardening editor at The Guardian and now writes for such publications as The Garden Design Journal and others. To hear the interview, click here.

For more background on the issue, see my earlier post How Cats and Plants Can Live Together.

Northern California Writers RetreatIn early December, I applied for the Northern California Writers Retreat and weeks later was stunned to learn I was accepted! I’ll be one of 12 participants creating words and communing with fellow writers amidst sequoias in the Santa Cruz mountains. Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter, will be the writer in residence. Heather Lazare and Chelsea Lindman are the two book industry veterans who founded this gem. To learn more, click here.



I had a fun conversation with Dave Ledoux on the podcast “Back to My Garden.” Dave interviews dozens of gardening lovers every year and has a huge archive on his website. We talked about everything from the challenges of gardening in rainy, hilly Seattle to the frustrations of having moles in the garden. Click here to listen to the interview.





In late 2015, I talked about small-space gardening with Seattle Met magazine, covering best plant choices for tight spaces, summer watering, and why having a patch of nature is so important for city dwellers. Click on the image to read the article.