A few summers during college, I worked in the horticulture industry and had the pleasure of being in some of the most beautiful gardens in town (and picked up a botany minor on the way). Over the years, I have been drawn to lower maintainence plants like ornamental grasses and shrubs. Current collections include: rusty garden art, garden books on many topics, grasses, unusual trees and shrubs, mismatched, cheap gloves, Bergenias, and rocks of all sizes. The Master Gardener (2001-2002) class opened my eyes to the importance of sharing gardening with others.
Housing update: We are settled into our new abode near Hillside Drive and DeArmoun in the mid-Hillside area of town. One acre of garden potential-yay! And an acre of grass to mow, meanwhile-boo!
Even more recent housing update: We are still settled two years later. I really must work on developing a garden that includes more than a dozen pots on the porch!
Most recent housing update: Well, here we are these 7 years later. Slowly planting the front yard with drought tolerant prairie-type perennials. Still mowing way too much lawn. Note to self: Must rip up more lawn soon.
Garden task I love: planting containers, feeding slugs to my chicken named Duck
Garden task I dread: anything involving close contact with rose bushes or spruce trees...there will
Garden tools I wouldn't be without: Felco pruners for lefties, plastic tub for trimmings, garden cart