• Gardening Background

  • Biographical Information
    Moved here from Humboldt County in August of 2006. Just trying to get used to my new Zone.
    Have been a nurse for 35 years, but am going into a new aspect of the healthcare profession:
    Horticultural Therapy!! about which Im very excited.
  • My Mulch Profile

  • Occupation
  • Gardening Ability
    3 - Garden a lot, with some success
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    matlija poppy
    japanese maple
  • What is a garden myth you hear frequently which you know is untrue?
    dont leave grass clippings on the grass after mowing
  • And, what is the reality?
    DO leave grass clippings....
  • What is your favorite gardening outfit or costume?
    hat, shorts, loafers, blouse, gloves
  • What is the one question about gardening you would really like people to ask you?
    what kind of plant food do you use
  • And what's the answer?
    Start with good soil...go from there
  • Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?
    lately Ive been watching P.Allen Smith on Sunday mornings
  • Do you have a gardening philosophy you would like to share with other gardeners? What is it?
    give it a try
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    matilija poppy
  • 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?
    am having trouble with my dwarf lemon tree
  • 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?
    I like to sit on my patio after the sun has gone down and the colors have changed, and watch my cat tear up and down the garden.
  • What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?
    Mendocino Arboretum (or Botanical Reserve)
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    Amy Stewarts books
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    the torn tendons in my left arm which has prevented me from continuing to dig.
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    It allows me to give as much as I can to it, then it always gives me back a hundred times more.
  • Favorite Nursery
    Newells, in Yucaipa
    Cherry Valley Nsy., in Beaumont
  • Cat or Dog person
    Cat Person
  • What is your Garden Test Score?
    16-20 Very Good
  • Education

  • Favorite Quote
    Eleanor Roosevelt:
    "I must do the thing I think I cannot do"
  • Interests
    reading, cooking, granddaughters, French, coffee.

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