Welcome to Gardenkeeping
It all begins with that first shovel digging into the ground (what have you started!) to the last weed being pulled as the sun goes dim. Gardenkeeping is not only about my work, but also where I enjoy blogging and connecting with those who love plants. So, come on back and check out my Blogging in the Garden page or connect with me for work on my Contact page.
The Tale of the Gardenkeeper
Where to start?
Is the story of making forts and flower soup with my sisters on the cliff by our house going back too far? That was Spokane back in the 1970’s on what is now part of the Ben Burr Trail. It felt like we had the whole place to ourselves and it was great. We got to be outside with the rocks and plants and do whatever we wanted. I can remember that feeling of never wanting to go inside! Maybe that’s how all of this really started; me not wanting to go inside.
I’ve been gardening in Port Townsend since 1992.
I took some time off in ’95 when the first of my two boys arrived. That time really allowed me to dive into my own garden: a large vegetable patch, endless garden beds, and a lot of experimental pruning to my bushes and trees! When my kids went off to school, I went back to work and in 2008 I started my own garden maintenance business. Then in 2016 I started Gardenkeeping to blog about my life with plants, from plot to pen.
I hope to see you out there!