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I was the Pacific Northwest regional garden writer for this inspirational site for several years and contributed dozens of design articles and photographs to inspire you


sunset western plant collection

Sunset  Plants

I have written many design articles to help homeowners create exciting combinations with this plant collection.





Issue 217, June2024

Deer Food Alternatives: a 12 page article. I also provided most of the photographs

fall garden cover

complete guide to fall gardening Magazine

Fall 2021

Autumn Lights -  a feature  about my fall garden. I was both the writer and photographer

Cinderella pumpkin on wall baced by fall foliage of Amsonia hubrichtii

Pacific NW Magazine

October 16th 2021

My Fall Garden - feature titled "A fall garden built around colorful evergreen and deciduous foliage will brighten the darkest days" on my personal garden, written by Lorene Edwards Forkner. My photography.

Easy Gardens 2021

easy gardens Magazine

Summer 2021

Hostas with the Mostest - I wrote the article and provided photographs


Fine gardening Magazine

Issue 190, September 2019

Deer-Resistant Combinations

Country Gardens magazine

Country Gardens Magazine

January 2019

Living Lush- I wrote and produced an article featuring kokedama artist Patricia Ruff.

Proven Winners petunia

Proven Winners Blog

July 2018

Mission Impossible? Petunia Conversion!- humorous look at how I overcame my utterdistaste for petunias, especially pink ones! Read it here


National Garden Bureau blog

May 2018

Floral Watercolors - Discover the new horticultural treasures from the 2018 California Spring Trials. Read it here.


Small Space Gardens (Better Homes & Gardens publication)

March 2018

Contain Your Excitement - an update on the article I wrote and produced for Country Gardens in 2015 on growing shrubs in containers


Country Gardens Magazine

Spring 2017

Deer Resistant Container Gardens - an article which I wrote and produced (as well as designing the containers)


Fine Gardening Magazine

Issue 174, April 2017 Plant Picks


Sunset Magazine

December 2016

Northwest Checklist 'Gardens We Love' features one of my designs

101 container

101 Container Garden Ideas - Country Gardens Special Interest Publication

August 2016

Includes all my Hot Pots designs from the 2013 Decks, Patios & Outdoor Living magazine article


Fine Gardening Magazine

Issue 170, July - August 2016 Designing a Critter Proof Garden


Perennial Garden Ideas

Spring 2015, Perfect Combinations

An article written about my garden using my photographs


Gardening in the Shade

Spring 2015 Stunning Small Trees

Re-print of my 2013 article for Fine Gardening.


Country Gardens Magazine

Spring 2015 Contain Your Excitement

An article which I wrote and produced on growing fuss-free shrubs in movable pots


This Old House Magazine

June 2014 Uncommon Container Gardens

Article written by editor Ann Stratton and photographed by David Perry featuring my container designs


Fine Gardening Magazine

Issue 156 April 2014 Big Blooms that Don't Flop



Sunset Magazine blog, Westphoria

September 2013 - April 2014 Fall, Winter and Spring Planting Ideas

Co-written and designed with Christina Salwitz.


Gardens West, Prairie Edition

September 2013, Fall Makeovers

Article written by Brian Mintner. Three of my container designs are featured including the cover of the magazine itself.


Garden Design

July 2013, Container CPR; Know the Vitals for Container Success

Interview written by Khara Dizmon. All container designs and tips by me.


Deck, Patio & Outdoor Living

(A Better Homes & Garden Special Publication)

Summer 2013, 'Hot Pots', written by Debra Prinzing, container designs by me

FG feb 2012

Fine Gardening Magazine

Issue 149, February 2013, '9 Small Trees for Shade'

august 2012

Fine Gardening Magazine

Issue 146, August 2012, Regional Plant Picks; perennial hole fillers


Fine Gardening Magazine

Issue 145, June 2012, Great Plant Picks; this quirky conifer fits almost anywhere.

Tips for container gardening

Tips for Container Gardening by Fine Gardening

2011. Brimming with 300 essential tips, savvy shortcuts and tried and true techniques , Tips for Container Gardening promises to bring out the bountiful best in all containers, large or small. Purchase

container gardening

Container Gardening by Fine Gardening

Vol. 8 , 2011. this special publication includes my article Style in the Shade. Low light needn't cramp your creativity or limit your plant choices. Purchase


Washington State Nursery & Landscape Assoc.

July 2010. The WOW Factor - container gardening at it's best. Tired of the usual combinations? Try something new and go from wimpy to wow in no time. Read article 


Washington State Nursery & Landscape Assoc.

July 2010. Landscaping on a Tight Budget. When the budget is low but the ideas are big follow these four steps to stretch the dollars you have. Read article


Washington State Nursery & Landscape Assoc.

April 2009. No Budget? No problem! Enjoy a fabulous garden without breaking the bank. Read article


Washington State Nursery & Landscape Assoc.

April 2009. Holiday Containers. Create simple seasonal containers to welcome your guests; you probably have everything you need already at home. Read article


Fine Gardening Magazine 

Issue 124, December 2008. Stylish Shady Containers; low light doesn't have to cramp your creativity or plant choices. Read article


Washington State Nursery & Landscape Assoc.

July 2008. Fabulous plant Combinations. Take the mystery out of creating eye-catching vignettes with my easy ideas and suggestions. Read article


Around the House with KPLU 88.5

June 2007 Pots with Pizzazz. A lighthearted look at the tricks behind good design when combining plants in containers. Read article


Around the House with KPLU 88.5

May 2007. Small Garden. Big Impact. Fabulous design needn't be limited by the size of your space. Inspiring ideas for screening, adding drama and accessorizing the smallest balcony or deck to create your own oasis. Read article