My Climate Zone
USDA Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 10a
Sunset Climate ZoneZone 24
Biographical InformationWe are native San Diegans who grew up and still live in the Point Loma area. Cherie's love of plants and gardening comes from her mother. Katie's passion comes from both of her parents. Her mother's father and grand-father had nurseries in the Washington area. Katie's father loved to spend time in his yard at the end of the day and on the week-ends. He would care for his plants as Katie watched, listened and learned.
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Gardening Ability7 - Gardening Business
Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?Pat Welsh's book Southern California Gardening a Month-by-Month Guide.
George French has generously given of his time and knowledge to advance our understanding of Epiphyllum. We will be eternally grateful to him.
Do you have a gardening philosophy you would like to share with other gardeners? What is it?We believe that your garden should be a place that gives you peace, tranquility, harmony and a time to be away from the hustle and bustle of daily lives.
If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?We really enjoy growing a diversity of plants, so it would be difficult to pick only one plant to have in our yard.
What is your favorite time in the garden?Early morning while the moisture from the night is dripping off the plants and the sun is just beginning to sparkle from the petals, leafs and flowers.
What is your favorite color in the garden?All colors. We especially love it when our plants are blooming thus adding accents to our yard.
What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?After a hard days work we love to jump into our Jacuzzi and reflect upon what we have done and enjoy the majestic beauty that surrounds us from the ground to the top of the hill.
What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?We have traveled all over the world and each garden, whether in a park or someone's yard brings its own special happiness for everyone to enjoy. We will continue to travel near and far and the memory of the colors, smells and diversity will forever be part of us, whether in our mind as captured in our many photographs.
What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?We have enjoyed the support, inspiration and appreciation from each other. As partners our garden is a reflection of the love we have for beauty.
What do you like most about gardening?Our yard is filled with wild life all year. As the seasons change, so do the smells, colors and the wild life that inhabits our nurseries.
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