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? I know that was somewhere in the beginning. 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. Being outside with the rocks and plants we could do whatever we wanted. I never wanted to go inside! Maybe that’s how all of this really started.
I’ve been working in gardens since I arrived in Port Townsend back in 1992. I took some time off in ’95 when the first of my two boys came along. 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. In 2008 I started my own garden maintenance business. I love to garden and enjoy a lot about it but, now for the first time (maybe ever?) I wanted to connect what I do with the rest of the world. I was told that was what happens in your 40’s.
I’m ready to blog so, enough of this About page. Let’s get out there where the plants are and play. See you there!