I come by my love of plants naturally, having grown up on a truck farm in Michigan. From earliest childhood I have fond memories of tending the berry patch, vegetable and flower gardens. I weeded and watered and watched the plants grow, picked tomatoes, corn, berries and more for our daily meals, all the while stuffing myself with a share of the harvest.
Favorite moments include cutting flowers and arranging bouquets each week to reflect the season and what was in bloom.
A favorite place to visit was my aunt Rene’s home with her magnificent borders full of blooming plants and shrubs so different from what we had in our yard and gardens. Fall was a magical time; time to divide and transplant my aunt’s perennials many of which I carted home to add to our gardens.