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Sunset Climate ZoneZone 23
Biographical InformationBorn 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.
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OccupationRetired Software Engineer
Gardening Ability2 - Sort of Experienced
My 5 favorite plants areSalvia 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?Penstemons
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 DilemmasWhen 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 NurseryLas Pilitas, Buena Creek, Walter Anderson, Armstrong
Cat or Dog personCat Person
InterestsNative plants, drought tolerant plants, fruit trees, cutting gardens
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