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  • Gardening Background

  • Biographical Information
    born in Pittsburgh, Pa. Moved to San Diego in 1981
  • My Mulch Profile

  • Website
    http://www.pretaportersalon.com
  • Occupation
    salon owner/stylist
  • Gardening Ability
    4 - Experienced
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    roses, foxglove, hydrangea, hollyhock, sweet peas
  • What is your favorite gardening outfit or costume?
    tank top and sweats
  • Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?
    really don't have time for it
  • Do you have a gardening philosophy you would like to share with other gardeners? What is it?
    absolutely- that we really should not put anything into the earth that will harm it- I've not used any chemicals for 15 years and I have great success in the garden.
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    a rose
  • 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?
    sunflowers - we know how easy they come up but they get eaten at my house every time before they are 3 inches high
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
    early morning
  • What is your favorite color in the garden?
    purple
  • What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?
    Dividing plants or planting new plants or seeds
  • What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?
    Although I've gardened alot, I've only been to a couple public gardens. The rose garden here in Balboa Park, which I loved, and in New York City, Mark Twain's House when he was a child had a fantastic garden
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    my mother because although I didn't realize it at the time, when I was a child and she gardened all the time, I watched. She is now a Master Gardener and very helpful to me - she is very into propogation and has 6 acres and a big greenhouse in Tennessee
  • Gardening Dilemmas
    How to really fill in the landscape and make it look lush
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    slugs
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    creating beauty/designing
  • Company/Organization
    Prêt-à-Porter Salon & Spa
  • Favorite Nursery
    Summer's Past - I can always find unusual herbs there that are not in the other stores
  • Cat or Dog person
    Dog Person
  • What is your Garden Test Score?
    16-20 Very Good
  • Education

  • Favorite Quote
    If you don't believe in yourself, who will?
  • Interests
    plant propogation, oil painting, ballroom dancing, cooking

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