Idaho Container Design

Upon arriving in the gem state I was thrilled to design and plant several containers for a local business. What could grow here? What were good container plants? The landscaping in this area is ‘natural’, shall we say. Professional garden design is not as obvious here, as in Western Washington (the land flowing with milk and honey). I see an occasional geranium or petunia in … Continue reading Idaho Container Design

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

Kew Gardens

I had the good fortune to visit London in Fall 2018 and there were three highlights of my trip. #1 was watching my team, the Seattle Seahawks handily beat he Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium. That was a fun game, Go Hawks! #2 was attending a live performance of Les Miserables at the Queens Theater. The music, the acting, the atmosphere…it was amazing. I loved … Continue reading Kew Gardens

2016 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Entering the show there is excitement in the air.  Air which is filled with light and fragrance and color. Soft colors, bright colors, spring colors and joyful colors. Leaving a cool and windy Seattle and walking into the show is like suddenly being in the southern hemisphere where seasons are turned around and it’s spring or summer. And then walking onto the main floor there … Continue reading 2016 Northwest Flower and Garden Show