Q: How long have you been gardening?
A: I have always loved flowers and digging in the dirt. However, the last 18 years, which included some retirement years, have really brought me the joys, trials and successes of gardening.
Q: Who or what have you learned the most from as a gardener?
A: My creative juices are flowing when I am in my yard. I have found that if one plant does not do well in its location, another will. All my successes are from trial and error. The time spent with a friend admiring her garden, or her mine, and the plant shows we attend are a big plus.
Q: What are your
A: I love the breezy look of the African iris. Thanks to GreenFest, I have discovered the Brazilian and the New Orleans iris. I seem to always have room for one more crape myrtle. The annuals, for color, always call to me to take them home.
Q: What was your biggest gardening mistake?
A: Mexican petunias! They are too invasive. I regret planting them years ago. The volunteers are still marching in my backyard.
Q: What are some challenges you face in your garden?
A: I planted a bed of orange impatiens and caladiums. Then the snails invaded. Now my lovely caladiums stand alone.
Q: What is your best piece of advice for fellow gardeners?
A: If a plant does not work out, try another. Share with your friends. Enjoy watching your garden develop. Add some art pieces and watch what happens!