Walnuts and What?!?

Welcome to Walnuts and Pears!

For a long time, I’ve been trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up.  I’ve been trying to figure out how to utilize my education and life experiences to create something that makes sense to share with others.  Something I really enjoy and have a passion for.

My background is in horticulture and landscaping and I have an obsession with pretty much every kind of plant, so, yes, I’m kind of a plant geek.  I’ve been a resource for family and friends with landscaping and gardening questions, design help, etc. for quite some time and have really enjoyed that, but I would like to do more with it.

What I realized recently is that there isn’t a single resource for all the things that are important to me, so I’ve decided to start my own.  Ultimately I’d like to start a physical space for people to go to learn about all things related to living a centered, healthy, fulfilling life.

Walnuts and Pears is the beginning; a virtual place to share thoughts, observations and tidbits of information on landscaping, gardening, harvesting, cooking, eating, preserving, and healthy, mindful living.  A place with purpose, passion, caring, love and respect for self, others and Mother Nature.

The name of this blog is based on the 17th century English proverb:

Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs. ~ Thomas Fuller

Walnut and pear trees, particularly older varieties, take years to produce fruit.  If you plant one of these trees today, you are planting, not for yourself, but for your children and future generations.

That’s the concept behind this blog and my future business.  A place to learn how to do things not just for our own benefit and those close to us, but also for those we might never meet.

I hope you have fun, learn a few things, share your comments and laugh along the way.

Take care,


Walnuts and Pears – Living today for tomorrow’s generation.

3 Comments to “Walnuts and What?!?”

  1. Hi Katie! Congratulations on the blog!! I love it and think it is a wonderful thing for you to do. I look forward to following the posts and learning a lot! Love you tons!


  2. Good morning Katie!
    Can’t wait to follow you. I have so much to learn from you. Let the lessons begin!


  3. Thanks for all that you do.


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