This is the one page of the blog that I have been dreading to write. I guess it helps to know something about someone who is potentially giving you advice, but the qestion is what to tell, and what is really TMI. Oh well…here goes..
Basic info : 49 year old female (hey the census wants to know so why don’t you?) living and gardening on a little over an acre in suburbia (MA)
Mother of four, unless you count my hubby Bill (which I do ) although he would call it “mother-with benefits” which is both disturbingly gross and laugh-out-loud funny and those two descriptive phrases tell you everything there is to know about Bill. Ok maybe I would add mind-bogglingly smart but this is about me so I won’t
Back to the four I gave birth to: CJ now 27, married and with a house of his own, David 25 , home from the Air Force where he was a crypto-linguist, now enrolled in college full time ; Erin, 19 and a college studentand Faith 17 ,who many in the world know all about but that is a story for another time.
Degrees in History/Secondary Education as it turns out I am not really that great with kids turns out so I retired at 23
Licensed Adult Educator who lacks interest in a full-time job and is supported by the afrorementioned Bill , a kind and generous man who mentions my lack of empoyment on an hourly basis
Self-taught gardener for 20 years, now a graduated Master Gardener specializing in clematis and garden design
Corgi lover. I have currently , Tigger who is a tri -colored male age 7 and Pumpkin, age 3. We lost our oldest, Baby Dear l at age 11.. Would have 20, but Bill says no (and in this case means it)
Favorite plant: hands down, clematis. I grow about 50, and more get added every year. I think I know what there is to know about it and will happily answer questions if you’ve got’ em
Roses come in a close second and although no rosarian I am pretty well versed in their idiosyncrasies , well practiced in growing them, and completely frustrated with them at times.
Gardening practices are on the verge of being organic, yet not quite. Depends on the circumstances facing me. Try to avoid most of the spraying because I am lazy and also can’t follow crazy mixing/application directions well.
Opinionated (caution: major understatement alert) and sassy , but I will offer in my defense that my opions are ALWAYS formed using actual real research from actual real unniversities and the like. I never listen to hype, never accept an opion offered by ANYONE….. I don’t care what they list as credentials…. unless it is backed up by research and data aquired in a non-commercial and non-agenda driven setting.
Plant growing advice may also be tweaked based on my own experiences here and in other gardens I work in.
I won’t discuss religion or politics with you, they don’t belong in the garden anyway ( except Budda and St. Francis both of whom people will use as garden art regardless of their ideology or religious persuasion. Wierd.)
That’s all. stay tuned to learn more if you want. We all reveal more of ourselves than we think when writing.
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