My garden design, coaching, teaching, and information business has kept me busy for the last 20+ years and I couldn’t enjoy it more. Classes at Shenandoah University, the State Arboretum of Virginia, Oatlands Plantation, and other locations have brought me into contact with gardeners of all experience levels. And no one wants to do more maintenance in the garden than necessary – we all need more time for iced tea and a snooze on the garden bench surrounded by our beautiful roses! Design work keeps the hounds fed.

As former owner and editor of Grandiflora Mid-Atlantic Gardening Magazine, author ofThe Virginia Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Low-Maintenance Gardening in Virginia, and blogger on the Christian Science Monitor site, I value good information. And because I am an older sister, I can’t wait to let you know about it!