You have found VERDURE, the blog of Colleen Miko, horticulturist, freelance writer, passionate crafter and all around student of life. I hope you’ll enjoy reading about topics that range from plants to books, insects to mosaics, horticulture to home decor. Not a day goes by that I am not inspired by both the complexity of nature and the creativity of mankind. Please, be my guest in using any of my ideas for personal use, but please do not copy my crafts, photographs or writing for sale or reprint without my permission. Thank you for joining me in my daily appreciation of the wondrous things in life.