• Gardening Background

  • Biographical Information
    I'm an avid gardener that really got into gardening because I remember how good the fresh apricot's were which grew in my yard as a child and the unbelievable cherry's my grandma grew in Utah. I'm by no means and expert, but I thought it would be great to make a place for people to communicate and share information about gardening but in a regional way. That's how we got to this website. We've been working on it for years and it's really fun to see it start to happen. I was born in Salt Lake City Utah but I moved to coastal Southern California my whole life. I have a smallish yard with a layer of clay soil running throughout my whole backyard. I swear if I had a spinning wheel and a kiln I could throw a million clay pots!
  • My Mulch Profile

  • Website
  • Occupation
    The Mad Man who thought this this place up
  • Gardening Ability
    3 - Garden a lot, with some success
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    Earil-Autumn Apricot
    Fuji Apple
    Persea americana 'Hass'
    Romneya coulteri
    Asclepias spp - milkweed - i love monarchs!
  • What is your favorite gardening outfit or costume?
    Shorts, t-shirt and barefoot.
  • What is the one question about gardening you would really like people to ask you?
    What's ripe in your garden?
  • And what's the answer?
    Come on in and see - don't be shy, help yourself!
  • Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?
    Pat Welsh. Her book "A Month by Month Guide" is like a bible to me.
  • Do you have a gardening philosophy you would like to share with other gardeners? What is it?
    Grow plants that do something - give fruit, attract birds or butterflies, smell nice, look great etc.
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    An ever bearing apricot tree, or if I could move my grandmas cherry tree from Southern Utah to my home on the coast in Southern California.
  • 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?
    I can't seem to grow purple Echinacea. Finally this last summer I got a couple of blooms out of one. I must have killed 10 of these damn things.
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
    Whenever I'm in it!
  • What is your favorite color in the garden?
    Purple/blue and orange and white together, or a bright yellow on dark green.
  • What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?
    Watering by hand. Staring blankly at empty spots in my garden and imagining what I could put there. Watching my kids pick, eat and enjoy fresh fruit from our garden.
  • What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?
    I haven't been to to many, but there was one in Rio de Janiero that was super cool.
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    My Mother
  • Gardening Dilemmas
    Finding enough space for all the cool plants I keep finding!
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    I'm not big on weeds, bad bugs and giant trees in my neighbors yard that suck all the water from my yard.
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    I really like growing fresh fruit, especially low chill berries. It's also really fun to find new and different varieties and think about where the heck I'm going to fit all the great plants of the world in my little yard.
  • Company/Organization
    The Mulch
  • Gender
  • Cat or Dog person
    Both Cat and Dog
  • What is your Garden Test Score?
    21-27 Excellent
  • Education

  • College / University
    UC Irvine
  • Favorite Quote
    Badges? We don't need no stinking badges.
  • Interests
    Gardening, Baseball, Fishing, Golf, Camping
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