My Climate Zone
USDA Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 7a
Sunset Climate ZoneZone 7
Biographical InformationProfessional 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 â€“ Invited tradeshow speaker
Garden Writers of America member â€“ Plant a Row for the Hungry volunteer
Portland Home & Garden Show â€“ â€œKnot Your Ordinary Blooming Gardenâ€, 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 â€“ PR, Marketing and Tradeshow Coordinator
Winner of first place Best of Display Garden
The Multnomah Village Post Newspaper â€“
Monthly Garden Columnist
Smart Gardening PBS television show â€“ Plant procurement lead. GWA award winner
Washington County Master Gardener since 2001
My Mulch Profile
OccupationFreelance Garden Writer and Designer
Gardening Ability6 - Gardening Professional
My 5 favorite plants areAcer 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 DilemmasRunning out of room to try new plants as existing 'anchor landscape' plants mature.
What do you dislike most about gardening?Muscle 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/OrganizationBeeDazzled Gardens & Designs
Palmers - located in New Zealand's north island.
Cat or Dog personBoth Cat and Dog
What is your Garden Test Score?21-27 Excellent
Favorite QuoteWhen I get a bee in my bonnet, I need to move quickly.
InterestsGardening, Reading, Ice Skating, Dancing, Drawing
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