KIM JORDAN updates . . . hot HOME garden trends in 2018

Spring into a new garden this year . . . a "spiritual garden" for tranquility and getting away from it all

Spring is just around the corner! Before digging in and planting your new garden this year, take some time to think about what you might want as an overall theme. Kim gives an overview of the new "Spiritual Garden" trend and how it can offer you tranquility and a great getaway for quiet reflection.

Looking for new gardening and landscaping ideas for 2018? Kim discusses how you can create the perfect setting for both entertaining and quiet reflection.

You'll find the video transcription available below the delicious recipe.


My favorite — Sugar Cookies

Really easy. You'll be soooo glad you made them. Cheers! – Kim


  1. Cream butter and powdered sugar together first. 
  2. Then stir in egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients and mix with the creamed butter and sugar mixture.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  5. Roll and cut into cookie shapes (use powdered sugar instead of flour to roll out the cookie dough).  
  6. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 7-8 minutes at 375º.
  7. After cooling, decorate as desired.


  • 1 ½ cups sifted confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Full transcription of Kim Jordan's Video video "Hot Trends in 2018 - Spiritual Gardens"

I thought I would continue the discussion of "hot trends" as we continue into 2018 and talk a little about Spiritual Gardens.

Most HOMES, especially newly built HOMES, have just basic, average landscaping.

But most of us are "visual type" individuals and are drawn toward lush, beautiful landscape and gardens.
Although they are great for entertaining, gardens can also be seen as a place for quiet reflection.

Choosing plants and designs that have a physical tie to spirituality is becoming a newer trend. Spring will be around the corner before we know it.  So, as you think about updating your outdoor area, first think about what you might want as an overall theme.

Biblical gardens might be of interest, which include many plants mentioned in "Christian" text and offer hardy, scented, and edible plants, and can often withstand harsh climates.

You might also consider botanical types which have been around for generations and offer tranquility which is "good for the soul"; this type could be filled with mint, pomegranate trees, sage, and other similar plants.

I am very much a "do it yourself" kind of person, but it is always good to consult the "experts" to work with you to design an overall theme and to help you execute your plan.

If you need any suggestions on who to contact, give me or Alice a call. We would love to help you out!
See you next time!