I Love My Job!
Each glorious summer day I ride my bike through acres and acres of Echinacea, Ironweed, Monarda, Blazingstar, Blackeyed Susans, Butterflyweed and Yellow Coneflowers. As I build speed and soar through the giant stand of copper-plumed Indian Grass, I gotta say life is good.
So, how does a nice Jewish girl from Nutley, New Jersey end up running a native plant nursery in Ontario, Canada?
Simple. I fell in Love with Flowers.
I’m a middle aged broad so I’m going to give you the condensed version of my story. Prior to my compulsion to grow plants I focused on creativity and communication – through my BA in dance and then free lance writing, mostly of the PR variety. But there’s another big reason I fell in love with growing stuff. Before my gardening obsession began, I ran a pre-natal fitness business called Preggae Woman – first in Los Angeles then Toronto. I was so drawn to the process of birth I spent time training as a mid-wife – even caught a baby or two! But when I started growing flowers from seed – that was it. I was hooked and haven’t looked back since. I’m sure it’s that nurturing life thing, combined with a need for beauty that sealed the deal for me.
2) I must be surrounded by beauty.
The rest is gravy.
So, welcome to the first Wildflower Farm blog. I’ll be blogging about everything under the Wildflower Farm sun. And, I’m big on hearing from you! Ask me anything you want to know! Paul, my partner, and I have always believed in sharing information about wildflower seeds, plants andsustainable landscaping designs and techniques. And, of course I’ll also be blogging about Eco-Lawn – our truly sustainable lawn.