I have loved gardening ever since I was little. One of my earliest memories in sitting on the warm ground in my mother’s flower garden next to the row of poppies. The buds were big and fat, but not opened yet. I had heard someone say, “Poppy produce flowers so fast, you can practically watch the buds open up!” So I sat there patiently, and sat there, and sat there. I even tried pressing on the buds to make them open.
I didn’t get to see those fat poppy buds open, but I have learned so much about gardening since. I love everything about plants – preparing beds, seeding, growing, harvesting, and eating those plants that are edible, and enjoying the beauty of those that are ornamental. My home is enriched by house plants, and my garden shed overwinters the plants I just had to have, but that won’t overwinter in my Zone 7 Central Oregon location, along the Columbia River.
My many years of growing anything I can get my hands on (in several different States), being the Garden Manager at a large hardware store, and my Master Gardener Training have given my much experience and knowledge that I enjoy sharing. Welcome to my site.