• NW Flower and Garden Show & Garden Mentors

    January 01, 2015

    The NW Flower and Garden Show has invited Garden Mentors founder Robin to return as a featured seminar speaker.

    And, yes, we’re thrilled to be invited back to the very royal court of elite horties!

    Robin Haglund of Garden Mentors at NW Flower and Garden Show

    Robin Haglund of Garden Mentors speaking at the NW Flower and Garden Show

    Robin will be speaking on two topics very close to her heart:

    NW Flower and Garden Show Speaker BadgeGrow, Cook and Eat to Diminish Diabetes
    Wednesday, Feb 11 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room


    Bring Beneficial Bees into Your Backyard
    Saturday, Feb 14 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room

    Remember: there’s no additional charge to attend the NWFGS seminars. So, get your tickets asap. You’ll save a few bucks if you purchase before the show opens.

    Get the full description of Robin’s talks and buy your tickets here.

  • Back to My Garden Podcast Guest

    December 29, 2014

    David LeDoux tapped Robin to be his guest on his Back to My Garden Podcast earlier this fall. David queried Robin on all sorts of gardening topics and even surprised Robin with his 5 Questions game that was briefly interrupted by a squirrel at the window.

    Raspberry discussed on Garden Podcast

    Listen in & learn how to prune your raspberries via Robin on Back to My Garden Podcast

    Tune in to hear what Robin has to say about pruning raspberries, what she loves most of all about the annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show, gardening F-words, her better blood sugar garden to table plants and recipes, her favorite people and nurseries for rare and unusual plants, being involved in Growing a Greener World on PBS, a few of her favorite garden blogs, and so much more.

    Dig in now for a great garden podcast experience:

    Tune in for the Podcast via iTunes here.


    Via the Back to My Garden Podcast page here.

  • Thank You for Growing with Us

    December 20, 2014

    Thank you for growing with us — in your garden, on television, online, via this blog, at a seminar or in any number of other ways.

    To celebrate the many who have supported us, we offer a 2 minute retrospective featuring (likely) you. This look back features so many of the wonderful people with whom we have worked — as garden coach, designer, consultant and as student and cohort. As well, it illustrates the many events from coast-to-coast that have invited us to attend as contributors and speakers. (Psst: Try it full screen!)

    Truly everyone, thank you for growing with us and helping us grow as well!

  • Holiday Gifts for Gardeners Guide 2014

    November 28, 2014

    With the holiday season coming up fast, we’ve put together a holiday gifts for gardeners guide to help gardeners and foodies put together their wish lists and to give those who love gardeners a one-stop shop for the holidays.

    Choose from our great selection of gifts for gardeners

    Choose from our favorite garden gifts for the holidays!

    In addition to our easy-to-shop Amazon Affiliate store links that follow, remember you can purchase garden consulting gift certificates directly from us for your loved ones.
    Order your gift of garden consulting with Garden Mentors here.

    **full disclosure: Garden Mentors has received review samples of some of these products with no promise of endorsement in return, and Garden Mentors is a paid speaker for the NW Flower & Garden Show and has served as a paid writer for Fiskars®. Garden Mentors has purchased a number of these products at its own cost for trial purposes. Garden Mentors has received no compensation for this holiday gifts for gardener guide. More disclosure info here.

    A few other items we love to give that you can’t get through Amazon: (more…)

  • A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

    November 27, 2014

    From everyone at Garden Mentors, we wish you a very thankful Thanksgiving today. We are grateful for each of our clients, for our friends, our family, our network of co-horts, our place on this wonderful planet Earth, and so much more. Today, we celebrate thankfulness. We choose to close our business doors and avoid patronizing businesses that ask their employees to forgo time with family for work.

    A Thankful Thanksgiving Meal

    May each of you enjoy a wonderful homegrown meal like this one,
    over which we celebrate a thankful Thanksgiving with loved ones.

    Instead, we harvest from the garden and dip into carefully preserved foods from earlier in the season. We lovingly prepare good eats our local farmers worked hard so hard to grow and bring to market for us. We set the table with grandma’s platters, decorate the center with twigs, berries, gourds (and if we’re lucky, blooms) from our garden, and we gather around our laden table with loved ones of all ages. We bundle up and go for walks, taking time to be thankful for our natural world. Each of these things is precious and deserves careful celebration.

    Soon enough we will be busy back at work, and there’s plenty of time to shop another day. Today is a day to stop and reflect on all of our lives’ blessings. And, that’s exactly what we’ll be doing.

    We wish the same for each of you — a very thankful Thanksgiving.

    (And if you’re wondering, we didn’t write this on Thanksgiving day. It was scheduled earlier in the week, when we weren’t yet on holiday.)

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