I was born and raised in Cincinnati. I lived in northern Wisconsin for a spell, where I caught the garden bug. Now I live, once again, in Cincinnati. Like many of you interested in gardening, I was like a kid in a candy store the first two years, and it showed in my gardens. Well thought out they were not. Instead, they were a disjointed, crazy hodgepodge of every plant I could find.
Thankfully, I began reading about gardens and garden design. I took what I was learning to create more thoughtful landscapes. I built stone walls and paths, constructed many ponds, incorporated native plants, planted for winter interest (much needed in northern Wis.) and grew plants from seeds in the basement. I have gardened as much as a half acre to a small patio garden in my Hyde Park condo.
I am working on a few gardens in Ault Park, researching two garden book ideas, studying garden design and history as much as I can and exploring gardens large and small. I also hike quite a bit with my friends, do a bit of traveling, love to cook and enjoy time with my family. Not a bad way to spend one’s time, yes?
I hope you enjoy this site and check back often. I have a lot of ideas to share including: Notes on Gardens Past, Garden Trekking, Plants I Dig, Notes from Ault Park, What I am Reading and The Patio Garden.