Linsay has written more than 1,000 gardening articles for sites such as the San Francisco Chronicle/SF Gate and local nurseries on topics ranging from xeriscaping to rain gardening, using native plants to choosing salt-, deer- and drought-resistant species. Her article "Extreme Shade Plants" won a $1,500 reader's choice award from Demand Media. Ironically, after moving from the Pacific Northwest to the Sonoran Desert a few years ago, her (many and varied) attempts at gardening have been, shall we say, less than awesome. But she's working on it. Cause let's be honest here, plants are awesome!