It’s time to SHOP!

Wishing you and your family the best Thanksgiving on the planet! I am so thankful for all of you who read this blog, it brings me great joy. Have you ever thought about how this weekend is full of shopping madness? Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. I suppose we rest and pray on … [Read more...]

What to do in your garden right now!

Summer has arrived and with that comes long hot days and kiddos out of school! Make sure you're following garden tips below so you'll have more time to play with those kiddos and keep you enjoying outdoor living! 1. MULCH: One of the most critical things we can do is to keep our plants from … [Read more...]

Why I love these grass plugs!

Do you have grass in your yard? If so, what kind do you like? I’ve been part of the xeriscape movement here in Albuquerque for a long time. In fact one of the reasons I moved to NM from LA was to pursue sustainable design with native plants and everything else that comes along with that. Suffice it … [Read more...]

One week left…to get the online course.

This has been a fantastic week, not only is it the last week of school for my kiddos it was also a very fun week to be a entrepreneur. I had the pleasure and honor of speaking to the Albuquerque Chapter of 1 million cups about my business strengths and weaknesses. And a big WELCOME to those of … [Read more...]

Sneak peak into the Landscape Design Course!

How is your yard doing these days? I’m thrilled about all the rain we’ve had here in the Southwest. I’ve been visiting many yards over the last few weeks and they are either in full bloom or full of healthy green weeds and dirt like the one below. Does this sound like your yard? Hopefully … [Read more...]


I'm thrilled to announce that my first online course, Landscape Design Made Easy is L I V E. I'm so excited to be able to bring this course to all of you. Thanks for your support here on the blog, I truly aim to provide you valuable information week after week so you can have a beautiful landscape … [Read more...]

30 years ago I knew I’d be doing this

Did you know I wanted to be a landscape architect at age 10? I’ve spent almost 20 years helping homeowners and developers dream landscapes become a reality. My friend Jennifer, over at Mrs. Robbin Sparkles, even did a blog post on it. You can read that here. When I was little I remember my dad … [Read more...]

3 steps towards transforming your yard

The winds are in full force here in New Mexico and allergies are off the charts. With these unusually warm temperatures everyone is running to the garden centers to get plants. Don't worry, you're not behind, you still have another month to plant. Before you run off and purchase plants I want to … [Read more...]

Got weeds?

Do y'all have weeds popping up in your gardens? I surely do, it's that time of year. I wanted to share some easy tips for addressing weeds.  Three simple ways to eliminate weeds any time, any day:  1. Set aside 5 minutes a day to weed. It’s therapeutic.  2. Pull weeds after a rain; they come … [Read more...]