Ensemble Vacations: The Baden Asparagus Route

In May 2015, I travelled to Schwetzingen, located in Germany’s Baden-Württemberg region, to explore a route dedicated to white asparagus. The Baden Asparagus Route is a 136-kilometre route that winds its way through cities and small towns that all celebrate white asparagus. Read more »

Fall 2015 Toronto Star articles

I was assigned two fall gardening articles for the Toronto Star. They both ended up in the same section on the same day. The first was about planting fall bulbs. I interviewed Pamela Dangelmaier from Botanus for tips and her favourite bulb picks. The second article was about turning your focus to indoor gardening and creating a terrarium. For that one, I interviewed Maria Colletti from the New York Botanical Garden, who wrote a book about terrariums, for DIY tips. Read more »

Coming soon: Raised Bed Revolution, my first gardening book

In the spring of 2016, my first gardening book – Raised Bed Revolution – will be published and available in North America and the UK. Read more »

Travel Life: Boston, Cape Ann and Spring Blooms

For the spring issue of Travel Life, I edited lots of fabulous articles by other travel writers, but I also got to write a few of my own. Read more »

Summer Toronto Star: Five eco-friendly ways to maintain your garden

For a summer gardening piece, I pitched an article to the Toronto Star about how to maintain your garden during the hot, dry months of July and August. Read more »

Canadian Living May garden profile

For the May issue of Canadian Living magazine, I interviewed a West-Coast-based green thumb named Leslie O’Connell, who has built an inspiring, colourful garden over several years. From the beautiful colour photos that were taken, I gathered my questions. My phone interview lasted over an hour as Leslie told me about all the amazing projects she’s undertaken over the years. Read more »

Spring gardening articles in the Toronto Star

I had not one, but two gardening articles in the Toronto Star, recently. Both were on the same page in a special section called Restyle Your Home. Read more »

Writing and Editing for Travel Life magazine

For the last few months, I have been doing a bit of work with Travel Life and editor-in-chief Tammy Cecco. In the first issue of 2015 (Winter), I was more involved with the whole process of putting the magazine together as the senior contributing editor. Read more »

Canadian Cycling mounting biking travel stories

I have one article in both the February/March 2015 and April/May 2015 issues of Canadian Cycling magazine. In the first, I talk about 10 places to mountain bike in Canada this year. Read more »

Reader’s Digest: Spring Gardening chores

For the April 2015 issue of Reader’s Digest, I was approached to write an article about the spring chores on my list, with mention of a few favourite new plants and what I would be growing. Here is a snapshot of the article. Read more »

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