Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. -- Rumi

... Gardens and Landscape, the Myths and Lore of Plants, Placemaking as Enchantment ...


I grew up wandering the woodlands and wading the creeks near my home in Maryland. Summer vacations were spent along the Atlantic or clamming, crabbing and fishing on Chincoteague Bay. I love the out-of-doors in general and wild places and gardens in particular.

Eventually I migrated to the West Coast to study landscape architecture and now live and garden and write - about landscape, gardens, sustainability and food - in Northern California. I am a writer, garden maker, Number cruncher and purveyor of fine books.

I am also a partner at Whitworth and I, a small creative services company that, despite its size, produces big ideas. One of our specialties is concept design for museums, parks and other natural areas. Contact us for design, illustration, content and ideas.

Jeri Lynn Chandler
jerilynn [dot] chandler (at) gmail [dot] com