|Showing my sister the rose bushes in our first home in 1992.|
It was an older home with lots of old rose bushes, a large lawn, California Fan Palms and citrus trees. I was eager to start planting even more plants and perused plant catalogs and put in my orders. I was surprised when most of what I had planted, died. I didn’t know why, so I decided to check out some gardening books at our local library. I soon realized that I had planted the wrong type of plants for the desert garden. But, the books also opened up for me a new world of what beautiful plants that would thrive in our dry climate. It didn’t take long for me to become hooked on gardening….
|Working as a horticulturist on a golf course 17 years ago.|
During my time working on golf courses, I earned my ISA Certified Arborist certification, which I have held since 2004.
I don’t climb in the trees, but I do instruct people on how to care for them.
After working at golf courses, I decided to change direction and concentrate on designing new landscapes. I worked as a landscape designer for a major landscape design and install company, working primarily with major home builders, spending time with new home buyers and helping them to realize their goals for their new landscapes.
I currently work as a landscape consultant, certified arborist and freelance garden writer where I love to help people learn how to create beautiful, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant landscapes in the desert Southwest.