"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."
Frances Hodgson Burnett ~ The Secret Garden
Thank you, for visiting my site. I have had a curiosity and love for the natural world from an early age. I come from a family history of farmers and gardeners who were environmentally aware, and good stewards of the land.
Childhood summers were spent in Illinois and Iowa. Many mornings, while driving down lonely roads and through fields of soybean and corn, I listened intently as my Grandfather preached the importance of soil health, crop rotation, and what organic growing methods were. He was a maverick back then, always thinking outside the conventional farming box.
Much of that translated later for me into a variety of nursery jobs, a farm, and then a long career in the tropical foliage industry.
I consider myself very fortunate to have had knowledgeable mentors, who were willing to share their experiences.
Being outside is my happy, comfortable place.
The importance of organic growing methods led me to start a culinary, fresh cut herb farm. It became one of the initial Texas Certified Organic farms in1993.
For over 5 years, I provided healthy herbs to consumers at a number of whole foods markets, farmers markets, and small restaurants in and around the Austin area. Growing, also coincided with an active 30-year career as the owner of a respected Interiorscape company. It provided professional tropical plant design, sales, leasing and maintenance to commercial clients in and around Austin, Texas. I successfully sold that company in 2018.
My new venture, Rooted Right Plants is a accumulation of all my "green" knowledge and expertise.
I'm here to help people learn, recognize and appreciate that connecting with the Earth has tremendous health benefits.
Nature harmonizes our internal rhythms, creates more inner peace, and recharges us.
And, during that process, it reminds us to relax and embrace our "roots".