Farwest 2019

The Farwest Show in Portland this year was fulfilling, fun and fresh. My top three things were the new plants, new ideas and old favorites. As always, I enjoyed seeing the new varieties showcase. Most striking was the Flame Thrower Redbud tree from Star Roses and Plants. A Cercis with fantastic leaf color from burgundy to orange to lime, all on one branch. It was … Continue reading Farwest 2019

Seattle Temple

In May of 2019 I began volunteering on the grounds of the Seattle Temple. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I’ve often visited the Seattle Temple and admired the beautiful and extensive gardens surrounding it. It wasn’t until I saw a job posting for a groundskeeper that the idea entered my mind to volunteer. My application was accepted … Continue reading Seattle Temple