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, varied. But she's working on it. Cause let's be honest here, plants are awesome!