• We all wish that we could grow everything all year, don’t we? But weather determines what plants thrive and when. In Lexington, Kentucky, where I live, the zone is 6b. That means we get snow and freezing temperatures too cold for many plants, and summer temperatures and humidity too hot and wet for others. Go […]

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  • Leira Clara, the title character in my picture book Leira Clara’s Flowers, loves loves loves Zinnias! Absolutely the easiest flower to grow, zinnias have a central place for any gardener who loves to have filled vases in their home. On the back page of the book, Leira Clara tells you how to grow zinnias. A […]

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