• Gardening Background

  • Biographical Information
    Professional Gardening Experience

    Glenn Walters Nursery
    Inside Sales Representative

    Blooming Nursery, Inc.
    Sales & Marketing Manager

    Fred Meyer and PoppyBox Gardens
    Customer Service & Retail Landscape Sales

    Gardening Community Involvement
    Proven Winners NorthWest regional consumer on-line gardening contributor

    Garden Club, Yard, Garden & Patio Show, and PH&GS – Invited tradeshow speaker

    Garden Writers of America member – Plant a Row for the Hungry volunteer

    Portland Home & Garden Show – “Knot Your Ordinary Blooming Garden”, Publicity Manager
    Winner of Bronze award for design and education ribbon for brochure educational content

    Association of Northwest Landscape Designers (ANLD) Member

    Hardy Plant Society (HPSO) Member

    Yard, Garden and Patio Show – PR, Marketing and Tradeshow Coordinator
    Winner of first place Best of Display Garden

    The Multnomah Village Post Newspaper –
    Monthly Garden Columnist

    Smart Gardening PBS television show – Plant procurement lead. GWA award winner

    Washington County Master Gardener since 2001
  • My Mulch Profile

  • Website
  • Occupation
    Freelance Garden Writer and Designer
  • Gardening Ability
    6 - Gardening Professional
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    Acer psuedoplatanus 'Esk Sunset'
    Cupressus Arizonica 'Blue Ice'
    Prunus serrula 'Paperbark Cherry'
    Styrax japonica 'Japanese Snowbell' tree
    Belamcanda chinensis 'Blackberry Lily'
    Oriental lilies 'Casablanca', 'Stargazer', Silk Road
  • What is a garden myth you hear frequently which you know is untrue?
    Using organics exclusively is non-toxic for humans and the environment.
  • And, what is the reality?
    If you can not place fertilizers, etc. in your hand without gloves and not have it affect you, then how will it affect plants as well?
  • What is your favorite gardening outfit or costume?
    Ripped, torn Tommy Hilfiger cropped jeans, old t-shirts and LL Bean red baseball cap with LED lights so I can garden into the evening.
  • What is the one question about gardening you would really like people to ask you?
    How can I garden in a small urban space and still attract beneficials?
  • And what's the answer?
    Plant densely with a large diversity of plant material.
  • Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?
    Joe Gardener: http://www.joegardner.com
    I have met him at the GWA conferences. Joe is very down to earth - what you see on TV or his website is how he is in person.
  • Do you have a gardening philosophy you would like to share with other gardeners? What is it?
    Compost happens.
    Benign neglect is a beautiful thing.
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    Impossible! Paperbark cherry. It has multiple season interest and provides fruit for birds to eat.
  • 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?
    Clematis family took me eight plants before I figured out what they preferred in my garden to become succssful.
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
    Early morning when the birds are eating breakfast or dusk when hummingbirds dash in for a late night snack.
  • What is your favorite color in the garden?
    Pink, green and white.
  • What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?
    Putting together new and exciting plant combinations. Gathering inspiration from nature on 'happy accident' combinations that plants make on their own.
  • What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?
    Can there be just one? Chanticleer and Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    The Olmstead Brothers - having the foresight to design gardens "way back when" that are still relative to landscape design today.
  • Gardening Dilemmas
    Running out of room to try new plants as existing 'anchor landscape' plants mature.
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    Muscle Aches
    Back Aches
    Taking too much Advil Monday mornings
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    Sooths the soul
    Quiet and peaceful time
    Watching something grow - the entire life cycle
  • Company/Organization
    BeeDazzled Gardens & Designs
  • Favorite Nursery
    Palmers - located in New Zealand's north island.

    Garden Fever
  • Cat or Dog person
    Both Cat and Dog
  • What is your Garden Test Score?
    21-27 Excellent
  • Education

  • Favorite Quote
    When I get a bee in my bonnet, I need to move quickly.
  • Interests
    Gardening, Reading, Ice Skating, Dancing, Drawing

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