About Me


Hello Friends!

My name is Johanna Rasmussen


I live in Redwood City, California with my husband Chris, daughter Emma and son Evan. Our eldest daughter Ashley, is 30.


I am a 3rd generation San Franciscan.

I come from a large Irish, Mexican, Catholic family whose roots & traditions are centered in “The City By The Bay”.

My family has spent summers at the Russian River since the 1930’s. Sunny days spent along the shores of Hollydale Beach followed by big family dinners, lots of laughter & epic rounds of “31” under star filled skies.



I began butterfly gardening on September 11th 2001. I had no idea the magic and wonder that very first plant would bring into my life. It has been an amazing journey.

 I’m looking forward to sharing it with you.