• Gardening Background

  • Biographical Information
    A biographical recipe:
    As a child, studied music with Josephine Geritz, John Cage, Phillip Rehfeldt, and John Klemmer.
    As a young adult, had a childhood!
    As an adult, earned B.S. Physics and M.S. Applied Mathematics. Worked full-time in research at government and corporate laboratories, a few years of high school math and physics, and part-time at 2-year and 4-year colleges.
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  • Gardening Ability
    6 - Gardening Professional
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    Saturn (not the donut) Peach.
    Panamint Nectarine.
    Robertson Navel Orange.
    Black Satin Blackberry.
    Pandorea jasminoides.
  • What is a garden myth you hear frequently which you know is untrue?
    Blueberries and Pomegranates are the best source of nutrients you can grow at home.
  • And, what is the reality?
    Although blueberries and pomegranates are good for you, there are a number of fruits that are better including: kei apple (aka tropical apricot), babaco, and California huckleberries to name a few.
  • What is your favorite gardening outfit or costume?
    Jeans, Polo shirt (with collar), and Barmah hat.
  • What is the one question about gardening you would really like people to ask you?
    What fruits and vegetables should I grow in my garden?
  • And what's the answer?
    Depends on your location!
  • Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?
    David Ross.
  • Do you have a gardening philosophy you would like to share with other gardeners? What is it?
    1. Find a credible source of information for the cultural needs of your plants.
    2. Persons who think "organic" has a defined meaning are not credible sources of information.
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    Ever-bearing Sequoia Strawberries.
  • What plant have you tried to grow that has given you the most trouble? Or, what plant would you like to grow and can't, and why?
    Contrary to the advertisements of nurseries, north-american raspberries will not produce in my climate (unless you dump several bags of ice on them every day in December). Fortunately, the acclimated cultivar "Bababerry" does produce well and thank goodness -- raspberries are my wife's favorite berry.
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
  • What is your favorite color in the garden?
  • What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?
    Watching others interact with it.
  • What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?
    There are gardens in nature that surpass any of our feable human attempts. One must travel by foot to appreciate them.
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    My father showed me what is possible.
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    Space is limited.
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    Simply for the love of it ... listen to Don Henley "A month of Sundays"
  • Company/Organization
    Frost Concepts
  • Favorite Nursery
    Atkins, Fallbrook;
    Green Thumb Nursery, San Marcos;
    Walter Andersen, Poway;
    City Farmers Nursery, San Diego.
  • What is your Garden Test Score?
    21-27 Excellent
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  • Favorite Quote
    God first created a garden - Francis Bacon
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