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  • My Mulch Profile

  • Website
    gardenrant.com
  • Occupation
    writer/editor
  • Gardening Ability
    3 - Garden a lot, with some success
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    oriental lilies
    ferns
    hydrangeas
    japanese anemone
    tulips
  • What is a garden myth you hear frequently which you know is untrue?
    That there is such a thing as a low-maintenance garden.
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    Lilies can bloom from early June through late August, but it would be an ugly scene in terms of foliage.
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
    6 p.m.
  • What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?
    I need to see more. Hestercombe in Somerset, so far, with Villa Cimbrone in Ravello running a close second.
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    Great gardening writers like Christopher Lloyd have been inspirational and influential.
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    Weeding, dealing with infestations, and the continual watering during dry summers.
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    I like being outside, listening to the cicadas, and getting plants into the ground. I also like sitting in the garden with friends, enjoying fragrant flowers, and anticipating blooms to come.
  • Favorite Nursery
    Lockwood's in Hamburg, NY, Urban Roots in Buffalo
  • What is your Garden Test Score?
    11-15 Now We're Talking

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