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

3 Things You Must Do in Santa Fe, NM

I just had the pleasure of spending a week in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and I report back with a very simple to-do list.

During Drought, Should People Get Fined for Brown Lawns?

This article about a Glendora couple receiving a warning regarding their brown lawn sure caught our eyes. Attempting to be responsible in light of California’s severe drought, they stopped watering their grass and got a notice in the mail that they may be cited for a “potential public nuisance” and might be slapped a fine up to $500. Tell us: Is there a […]

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Planting Ideas: More than just pie

Rhubarb is one of the few edibles that the deer will ignore so I take advantage of being able to grow it in my garden borders where it makes a BIG leafy statement. Stout ruby and green stems support the giant leaves which emerge in early spring and continue to add bold texture until fall.

Floral design from the color wheel

Did you catch our March story on floral design tips from the pro? Debra Prinzing, author, Seattle-ite, and dear friend of Sunset, shares her choice tips on using color theory when arranging flowers to avoid a vase of confetti.