Welcome all!! I have never been so excited! So happy about starting this blog.
So here it goes. A little bit about me… some parents name their children after ancestors, mine just named me after a plant… Erica 🙂 Weirdly enough I have yet to plant an Erica in my garden but I have done so in my parents…. so I guess that sort of counts. I lead a crazy busy life filled with work, plants, photography, my children and just plain ole life. I love gardening, traveling, art, photography and silly evenings with my girls and husband after work.
Now down to the good stuff – I have a small garden, but it is packed with as many flowers/plants as possible. I have tried to limit myself to only fragrant flowers, but that has not really worked out so… it has become a whatever I like garden 🙂 I have been in the “green industry” all my life, comes from being a daughter of a nurseryman (I am fifth generation). As for our business, we do design, build and landscape as well as installing and supplying large specimen trees. We are located in Northern Virginia, not too far from Washington, D.C., zones 6b depending to 7. We have hot, humid summers and coldish winters. I have never been one for cold snowy days, so I usually hole up during winter and dream of warm sun kissed days.
At this moment in time I am on the verge of crazy with trying to get my hands on different Galanthus cultivars. I guess it is the “we want what we can not have.” So far not as successful as I would have hoped but not much can be expected. Not many different cultivars or suppliers are here in the U.S. compared to the U.K., but I am a determined women. 🙂
Below is a photograph of my side yard this past July.
So that is me in a nutshell.
I look forward to learning about everything photography and plants ! So feel free to comment and share!