Another brief career flirtation I’ve had is landscape designer/architect. I think how a yard looks is just as important as how well the interior is designed and decorated. I first fell in love with gardening when I was nine years old and we moved from Buffalo, NY to a suburb of Orlando, FL. Plants flourish there from 10 months of nice warm weather. My first affair was with a peach double flower hibiscus. It was the most beautiful plant I had ever seen. I first planted it at our apartment while we waited for our home to be built, and once it was, I transplanted it to our new home. It had the place of honor at the front door. In Florida, gardening was pretty easy, you just had to ensure their was adequate water. My move to the mid Atlantic in 2001 challenged my gardening skills and knowledge because I was faced with new challenges in weather and soil. I’ve been lucky, since I found Cut My Plastic, an alternative garden decoration company, I’ve been able to stay within my budget while still getting what I envisioned for my projects.
Come see what’s growing in my yard
- Wild HoneySuckle
- Wild Wisteria Surprise
- Cherry Blossoms – Round 2 with Mother Nature
- Forcing Cherry Blossoms or My Power Struggle with Mother Nature
- Its a bird! Its a plane! No, silly, its a new DECK!
- Landscaping Inspiration for the Backyard
- Water Oak has Allergies and Snots on Everything
- Pinterest Love
- The Backyard we started with in 2006
- Flowers in the Front Yard
- What’s wrong with my Oleander plants?
- Fleur de Lis from my side yard
- No ‘skeeters on me