• Gardening Background

  • Biographical Information
    Born in Chicago, University in Michigan and University of Chicago, Teaching and working in California since 1972. Two children, 3 grandchildren. Civil and women's rights activist, new native plant gardener, beginning photographer.
  • My Mulch Profile

  • Occupation
    Retired Software Engineer
  • Gardening Ability
    2 - Sort of Experienced
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    Salvia clevelandii-Winnefred Gilman, Penstemon, Vitex trifolia, Grevillea, Roses
  • 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?
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
    Early AM, late afternoon
  • What is your favorite color in the garden?
    Blues and purples
  • What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?
    Love it all
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    My friend, Cozette Shirts. She knows everything and loves to share.
  • Gardening Dilemmas
    When and how to prune.
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    Weeding, watching plants die and not knowing how to save them, adjusting water system.
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    Being outside, working the soil, trimming, watching things grow, cutting flowers for bouquets
  • Favorite Nursery
    Las Pilitas, Buena Creek, Walter Anderson, Armstrong
  • Cat or Dog person
    Cat Person
  • Education

  • Interests
    Native plants, drought tolerant plants, fruit trees, cutting gardens

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