Coastal and Tropical South
Embrace Conscious Gardening
Conscious Food: Sustainable Growing, Spiritual Eating, by Jim Pathfinder Ewing (Findhorn Press, 2012, $16.95) traces our relationship with food through history and examines its effects on our spirits. To understand why organic practices resonate with important implications, read this book. Ewing has been a successful journalist, small farmer, and student of Native American spirituality for decades.
Favorite or New Plant
Variegated Blunt-Leaf Peperomia
For a bright spot indoors anywhere, grow variegated blunt leaf peperomia, P. obtusifolia' Variegata'. Tropic zone gardeners grow beds of its solid green relative, which often sports into more colorful forms that you can clip off and propagate. Grow in soil with plenty of organic ground bark to mimic its native soils.