I primarily focus on the administrative tasks necessary to serve our clients and employee’s needs.
My background is in psychology. I attended Creighton University in Omaha for my undergraduate and graduate work. I earned a BS in psychology and a Masters in Counseling. The interest in people has actually led to my desire to work in the business. I am interested in the meaning that gardens provide for people of all ages.
My favorite plant is the Red Pine. It is the state tree of Minnesota (where I grew up). As a child I have fond memories of wandering through a pine forest and listening to the sound of the wind whisper through the trees. I also loved to look up and see the orange-red color of the bark towards the top of the trees.
Whenever I see the purple shirts I am reminded how fortunate I feel to be of service to others in helping them find the restorative power of plants and gardens.
As I reflect, I would say that much of my interest in nature and gardens come from my family. I remember seeing my grandparents tend to their crops and vegetable garden on the farm with such loving care. I enjoyed following my grandmother around and helping (actually mostly eating) harvest strawberries from their vast garden.
Though I am out of practice, I can juggle three tennis balls.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
My favorite experiences involve enjoying the outdoors with my two favorite guys – my husband and our son. A family trip this past summer involved hiking in the mountains around Estes Park. Beautiful!!
I believe that the best tools are our five senses. If we take the time to look out, up and around the garden space; take a slow deep breath and enjoy the fragrances of the space; be still and listen to the symphony of sound; then taste the fresh ripe fruit of the serviceberry tree; and feel the softness of the leaf of a lamb’s ear perennial; you can learn volumes about the landscape you find yourself in.
Gardens can be experienced as a transformative and healing place for people. There is a beautiful power in the interaction of people with gardens and plants.
We are happy to share the thoughts of our Color Team on container plants. They mention the small touches they provide daily that make a big difference! The photos above are an example of their...