Gift Registries

Planning a wedding, bridal shower, or baby shower? Gift registries eliminate guesswork.  Photo: Colorado Expression

For this article published in The Colorado Expression, I wrote about curating gift registries for events. Gift registries save time, money and hassle, especially in the digital age. The most popular gift registries include Amazon, Zola, and The Knot.
To learn how to curate the perfect gift registry, read my article here. 
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Set the Stage


For bridal bouquets, centerpieces, wreaths or party favors, succulents have grown in popularity. Photo: The Colorado Expression

For this article published in The Colorado Expression, I wrote about setting the stage with inventive color schemes, florals and greenery, and decor and entertainment.
For ideas on how to add pizzazz to your next event, read my article here
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John Woods Studio

Local artist John Woods transforms flowers and everyday objects into majestic art pieces. 

For this article published in The Colorado Expression, I wrote about local artist John Woods, who primarily paints contemporary still life. Woods creates commissioned art for both residences and corporate offices out of his studio in Highlands Ranch.
Learn more about art by John Woods by reading my article here
 
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Denver’s Art Oasis—RiNo

A former industrial corridor, RiNo is now a mix of art and entertainment. Photo: Colorado Expression 

For this article published in The Colorado Expression, I wrote about Denver’s up-and-coming art district: RiNo. Once a sprawling industrial corridor, the neighborhood is transforming into an art destination.

To read about the best places to go in RiNo, follow the link to my article here.

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Plant Select does your gardening research

Jim Klett, horticulture professor at CSU, is one of the founders of Plant Select and picks the best plant choices for Colorado gardens. Photo: The Denver Post (Plant Select). 

Choose the best plants for your garden with Plant Select. 
For this article published in The Denver Post, I wrote about Plant Select, a three-way collaboration between Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado State University and the region’s green industry. Plant Select helps choose the best species for Front Range gardens.  Plant Select personal favorites include:
• Daphne “Carol Mackie”
• Alleghany viburnum
• Honeysuckle ‘Kintzley’s Ghost’
• Redleaf rose
Learn more about the best plants for the Front Range through my article here
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Bee hotels: Everything you need to know about insect nesting sites

Pollinator homes can be built from recycled items and invite bees, bugs, and other species to your garden. Photo: The Denver Post (Scott Dressel-Martin, Denver Botanic Gardens) 

Pollinators add whimsical fun to your garden.
For this article published in The Denver Post, I wrote the benefits of pollinators. Pollinators provide a home to native bee species and serve as a piece of art.
Learn how to spice up your garden with a pollinator by reading my article here
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Flowers aren’t just for gardens anymore. These days, they’re regularly found on the menu.

Barolo Grill’s castelmagno cheesecake combines lavender honey and hazelnuts. Photo: The Denver Post (Spencer Barnes, Barolo Grill)

Balance your garden with elemental textures. 
For this article published in The Denver Post, I wrote about edible flowers.Try adding these blossoms to your diet:
• Chives
• Zucchini
• Dianthus
• Violets
• Nasturtiums
• Lavender
• Roses
Craving flowers in your diet? Read my article here
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