Uncategorized / 09.05.2012

This spring has been full of new interesting (and challenging) adventures. As NW Bloom has wrapped up many exciting projects so far this spring, I have been in the middle of a whirlwind of activity since late January when my book was released.  Traveling, seminars and...

ducks / 02.05.2012

I'm excited about two new additions to our flock - a pair of young muscovy ducks, Homer, a handsome male (called a drake) and Louise, a sweet little tan female (or hen)!  Here they are meeting all of the other birds: They didn't waste any time...

For fun, Kids / 23.03.2012

We are excited to have this guest post from Stacy Tornio (www.stacygrows.com) the author of "Project Garden: A Month by Month Guide to Planting, Growing,  and Enjoying All Your Backyard Has to Offer" a fantastic new book which includes over 175 activities for the whole...

Uncategorized / 16.03.2012

Here we are entering into a busy spring season already and we have some exciting news to share: First, welcome to our new website! We can now easily update our portfolio and my blog previously named Garden Fowl is now integrated rather than being its own...

For fun, Gardening / 14.02.2012

I have a funny thing to admit... on the opening day of the show I had to get up at 4am to get ready for a live TV interview and while I was driving to the show I got all teary because I was so happy that the show was finally starting.  I could not wait! It is such a huge highlight of my year, I tend to get overly emotional with happiness!  I love it, seeing everyone - the people are fantastic, all the hard work put into the show, the garden family reunions and new discoveries and encounters.  So much garden love.. I can hardly handle it!  I'm looking forward to next year "Garden's Go Hollywood" theme.. the question on my mind, is *will we* or *won't we* build a garden?! Anyhoo, onto a photo album of  some fun stuff:

When I first saw this, I immediately wanted to lounge in this garden. Little did I know there would be fantastic entertainment later on... a beautiful belly dancer performed on the last day and we were lucky to catch her performance!
Chickens, Gardening / 06.02.2012

Let me share with you my tried and true chicken garden "tool box" full of accoutrements. Every gardener with a free range flock must have several devices to protect delicate prized plants from potential destruction.  Edibles are a high priority in my garden, however the...

Chicken Garden Book, For fun, Gardening / 04.02.2012

[caption id="attachment_1763" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption=""Beep Beep!" says the gigantic loader at the NW Flower and Garden Show during garden construction"][/caption] The Saturday before the big opening of the NW Flower and Garden Show has a way of making me extremely giddy but also raising my blood...

Design / 23.01.2012

[caption id="attachment_1714" align="alignright" width="384"] With our wonderful clients L-R: Kelly, Cyle, Award, Me, & Greg[/caption] Last weekend I was very honored and proud to accept two Environmental Landscape 'Grand Awards' on behalf of my design/build company N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes at the annual WA  State nursery/landscape...