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  • My Mulch Profile

  • Website
    Designsbyshellene@sbcglobal.net
  • Occupation
    Landscape Desgner/Contractor
  • Gardening Ability
    6 - Gardening Professional
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    Vitex, Don Juan Climbing Rose, Duranta repens,
    Allstromeria, Kangaroo Paws
  • What is a garden myth you hear frequently which you know is untrue?
    Grow your plants in native soil with out amendments they will do fine.
  • And, what is the reality?
    The reality is your plants may "survive". I prefer to have my plants THRIVE!
  • What is your favorite gardening outfit or costume?
    Shorts, tank top and flip flops.
  • What is the one question about gardening you would really like people to ask you?
    How do I keep my plants healthy and thriving?
  • And what's the answer?
    Keep your soil healthy and growing.
  • Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?
    I really enjoy Nancy Goslee Powers. She is a outstanding Landscape Designer, and her book "The Gardens of California " is one of my favorites.
  • Do you have a gardening philosophy you would like to share with other gardeners? What is it?
    Grow your soil for beautiful and healthy plants
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    Hesperaloe parviflora - Wow what a hard working plant, great architectural plant, lovely foliage good color and long blooming period.
    Did I mention humming birds LOVE it!
  • 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?
    Cassia 'Buttercup' - it's just does not thrive in Ramona
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
    Dusk. I love the color of the sky and how it illuminates the garden
  • What is your favorite color in the garden?
    Silver and purple
  • What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?
    Relaxing in a chair with my husband Carl at our pond, in the evening, and watching the wildlife
  • What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?
    So far...my Mother and Father's garden, it is stunning and I had the pleasure of helping them design sections of it. I have great memories growing up there.
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    Two People... my Mother and Father, they allways encouraged me, and ignited a talent in me that I didn't realize I had (Garden Design)
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    Getting dirty!
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    I loose myself in the task at hand, all worries or stress seems to drift away.
  • Company/Organization
    Designs By Shellene
  • Favorite Nursery
    Buena Creek Garden
  • Cat or Dog person
    Both Cat and Dog
  • What is your Garden Test Score?
    16-20 Very Good
  • Education

  • Interests
    Gardening, Golf, Hiking, Gardening!

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