Author Archives: Amanda Thomsen

About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens.She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

Etsy Finds: The Push Present

Do you know what a push present is? It’s the hunk of rock (and I don’t mean flagstone!) that your husband is supposed to give you for having a baby. I believe it is supposed to relieve some of the …

Inside the Aster’s Studio: Susan Cohan

From time to time, I like to interview people I like/admire/stalk. However, I’m far too lazy to actually interview anyone, so I’ve stolen adapted the questions used on Inside the Actors Studio for my own slacker purposes.

Easter Li(li)es

The thing with me and Easter is… It’s prime season for landscaping and I’m working long hours every day plus most of my Saturdays. I’d kill for just a little more free time, ESPECIALLY free time in my own garden. …

Planty Raid!

My usual grasp on sanity can be a bit loosey-goosey. But when free plants, of any kind, are involved…  I am continually shocked at how low I will go.