Welcome to Garden Sanity by Pet Scribbles!
I’m Laura, an artist and self-taught gardener. Gardening is therapeutic for me, peaceful and calming.
As a little girl, I was inspired by my grandmother’s magical cottage garden. My parents instilled a love of gardening in me too. Watching their beautiful landscaping mature over the years has given me real insight into how gardens evolve.
After enjoying city life for many years – first in Boston, Massachusetts, then in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – my husband and I settled down with our cats in southern New Jersey, near the coast, gardening zone 7.
I write articles centered around my own gardens, with plenty of plant suggestions and gardening tips.
My garden library is always expanding. I’m fascinated with how plants get discovered and how they are named, like my favorite Pinky Winky Hydrangeas. I love to geek out and research plants and shrubs. I want to grow all the trees!
I take photos of everything I grow to see how plants look year-round whether in bloom or dormant, and readers have said they love seeing how plants look in their “off” seasons, which plant catalogs rarely have room to show.
I also have a YouTube channel named Garden Sanity, in which I share garden tours of my own gardens and helpful tips on pruning and plants in general.
I’m glad you’re here and am happy to share my garden inspiration with you!
I hope you’ll stay awhile and consider subscribing so you don’t miss out!
PS — The previous iteration of this website was called Pet Scribbles, where I shared many craft and DIY tutorials. You can still see all of those projects on this website too. (Or just click here if you want to go there directly.)