Johanna Silver
You'd think that Johanna would bring some serious Rocky Mountain credibility to the Westphoria team by being a Denver native, but forget it – she hates skiing, loathes Fat Tire, and basically has a fear of camping (a bear could eat me). Sorry, Colorado! She regains all cred by being a fully-transitioned Bay Area cliché–knowing how to slaughter a chicken, occasionally biking 40 miles to work, and not batting an eye while blasting the heat during a freezing San Francisco summer.

Recent Posts By Johanna Silver

Discount: Save 10% on Edible Container Gardening Class

I’m super proud to announce that the Edible in Containers class I filmed with the supremely talented team at Garden Tribe is now live.  Enter SUNSET10 at checkout for a 10% discount through the month of March. The class is over an hour long, and covers everything (really truly everything) you need to create an edible container gardening that’s thriving and […]

Behind the Scenes: In a Rock Star’s Garden

Our February issue features the home garden of Brian Bell, guitarist of the 90s band Weezer.

Behind the Scenes: Fruit Trees!

Hopefully you’ve read all about the latest and greatest in new hybrid stone fruit in our January issue (and seen this blog post on keeping your trees small).

Q&A with Ann Ralph: Keeping Fruit Trees Small

It’s bare-root planting time, and our January issue features the latest and greatest in hybrid deciduous stone fruits (peaches, plums, pluerries—that’s right—plum-cherry crosses). When Phil Pursel of Dave Wilson Nursery came to the Test Garden to help us plant a few trees of our own, he did something I’d never seen before—he chopped each baby tree right after planting it. […]