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.

HOW many pumpkins??

I love my little town’s moxie. Highwood, IL had little more than 4,000 residents at last census- but that doesn’t stop us from trying to take the Guinness record from Boston (population estimated at 645,169)  for the most jack-o-lanterns lit …

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Solidago Solidarity

Honestly, I’m not the biggest Solidago fan. It’s not because I think it causes hay fever, I know Ragweed is the evildoer… Mainly, I think my dislike comes from… Well,  I’m just not that into anything gold… As a blonde, …

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Bossy Grass Cage Match!

I’m planting 2 kinds of VERY bossy grasses in a small, built-in planter box in my front yard… Which do you think will win?