I don’t think there’s anything better than digging in the dirt. For me, there is great satisfaction in planning and planting a garden. Because of their strength and dependability, perennials and native plants are my plants of choice. They rarely disappoint
I served as a Board Member of the North Central Texas Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) and have certified in Levels 1, 2 and 3 (2019). I am past-Chair of the NPSOT N.I.C.E. Committee which interfaces with local nurseries to educate customers about the benefits of Native Plants. I also serve on the UNT Health Science Center Community Garden Steering Committee and Coordinated the garden in 2016-2017 and 2018-2019.
I have worked part-time at Redenta’s and Archie’s Gardenland plant nurseries which have provided a greater understanding of perennials and their best use in a landscape. As I’ve grown with these plants, I've learned how to optimize their characteristics in my Native Plant Designs.
I want to share my plant knowledge by designing native plant landscapes for homeowners whose homes would benefit from a “lift” and transformation of older static gardens to ones that are more sustainable and complement the existing environment. Using native plants has the added benefit of lower water usage and increases wildlife around your home.