I’ve been a gardener for a while now-my grandmother sat me down in her garden before I could walk. She was instrumental in raising me and she had a house full of plants; every window had plants in it, and nearly every horizontal surface had plants on it. She also had a yard full of perennials and fruit trees, and a large vegetable garden. As a boy she taught me how to take cuttings from houseplants, prune fruit trees, and plant flowers and vegetables. As I think about it, I think it’s safe to say that my earliest memories, as far back as I can reach into my mind, always have something to do with plants and gardening.
As I grew I went on to manage nurseries, become a head gardener, manage landscaping crews, and own and operate a gardening business. To make a long story as short as possible; there is little connected to gardening that I haven’t had a hand in.
This blog started as a place where local people could come to have their gardening questions answered. Unfortunately nobody asked any questions, so while I waited I began writing about gardening and nature. From there it has evolved into a nature blog because that is what visitors were most interested in.
I hope by visiting that you will see what amazing beauty nature holds and that you will become more interested in exploring your own area. You don’t have to fly or drive anywhere to see the beauty of nature-it’s all right there in your own yard!