Category : Shirley Stories

graffiti on a tree

Graffiti on Trees

graffiti on a tree

I grew up in the inner city where graffiti was a common sight.

Graffiti was plastered on buildings, bus stops, billboards, freeway signs, bridges, churches, government buildings- the more outrageous the location, the greater pride the “tagger” felt.

18 Comments / 422 View / February 17, 2009

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Garden Coma: What Will You Do While Your Garden Sleeps?

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I need a reality check because I garden in southern California where the sunshine is abundant and the weather is ideal for year round gardening. I know this is not the case for many of my cold climate gardening friends…

19 Comments / 117 View / November 17, 2008

Shirley Bovshow in the rose garden

My Halloween Fun: Stealing Grapes From a Park!

Shirley Bovshow in the rose garden

EdenMaker Story   : Garden Designer Shirley Bovshow shows her sneaky side in the garden.   Now that I'm an adult, it would seem silly for me to go trick or treating on Halloween. Oh, I miss the goodies! My…

7 Comments / 58 View / October 31, 2008

Japanese garden sculpture for bonsai

The World Needs More “Eden Makers!” Are you One?

Japanese garden sculpture for bonsai

The World needs more "eden makers," are you one?     What is an Eden Maker?   “An Eden Maker is a person who brings a little bit of paradise to the world by creating a garden, growing a plant or…

35 Comments / 161 View / October 10, 2008

I’m Eating From My Garden and Losing Weight!

I’m Eating From My Garden and Losing Weight!

One of the most effective tools for losing weight is eating from my vegetable garden. I’ve pushed aside processed food and go “shopping” in my garden for the fresh harvest of the day. My goal is to fill three quarters…

9 Comments / 322 View / August 5, 2008

Luaus and Getting Leied in Lahaina!

Luaus and Getting Leied in Lahaina!

 I’m not trying to be coy with my post title, there is a reason why I worded it that way. My family, along with our best friends, the Hargraves family, attended a luau in Lahaina where the hosts made a…

4 Comments / 145 View / July 29, 2008

My Maui Garden Adventure!

My Maui Garden Adventure!

“Aloha” from Maui. The people, places and plants were gorgeous…but I also have some “dirt” on this island paradise! I’m BACK and still adjusting from the jet lag I experienced returning to Los Angeles from Maui last week. My internal…

8 Comments / 237 View / July 22, 2008

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