I was born and raised here in Fort Collins, Colorado. My parents maintained a large garden and a hobby greenhouse and I inherited a green thumb. I earned my AAS degree in Horticulture from Front Range Community College in 2008.
I am an avid gardener but the heavy clay soil in Northern Colorado is so frustrating that I find real delight in container gardening. When our family weekend camping trips were really taking a toll on my potted plants, I solved the problem by researching and installing a drip irrigation system on my patio. By eliminated the daily watering regimen, I decided I could have even more potted plants!
Truthfully, herbaceous perennials are my favorite type of plant. There is not a corner of our ½ acre property my husband and I have not improved over the past 16 years! We maintain a small orchard; growing apples, cherries and raspberries. I also keep a small vegetable garden. Together we have built trellises and benches, laid flagstone, installed a fence, constructed a gravel driveway, both removed and planted trees and shrubs, and made numerous changes to our sprinkler system. I built a very nice overflow fountain and, of course, I have planted a multitude of flowering perennials and bulbs! Our Fort Collins landscape work has given me the chance to learn by trial and error and I am excited to pass on my experiences to my clients.
As much as I love my yard, I understand that not everyone wants to spend all of their time tending the plants in their yard. I strive to keep the yard functional for all the various activities of your life and hope you can enjoy your outdoor spaces and our amazing Colorado sunshine!