I was born in the west but grew up in the south and I love both areas. My husband and I now live in the west. I have 6 children and 16 grandchildren and my husband has 5 children and 17 grandchildren. With 33 grandchildren, I am definitely a granny.

I have been a gardener for many years. I love plants, especially ones that produce flowers or good smells or food. I’m a big fan of perennials, roses, and herb plants, especially Tarregon and Agastache.

I  completed the Master Gardening Course a few years ago, since I was really getting serious about planting, planting and planting. I thought it might be a good idea if I knew a little bit more about what I was doing. Each summer we attend weekly Garden Seminars taught by Master Gardeners.

In 2009 we bought a 1914 house, removed almost all of the lawn and 4 of the 8 large trees. Then added 19  fruit trees, 11 grape vines and grape arbor, rasp., black. and strawberry beds as well as raised beds for vegetables. There are herbs & perennials everywhere, even some annuals. We even have a white picket fence . Our yard is a little over 1/4 acre. It’s been a real challenge trying to fit everything we wanted onto this small space but we’ve been up for the challenge.

We’ve made mistakes that you can learn from and we’ve had some good successes that you can repeat. There will be lots of before and after pictures.

You may contact me at:     grannygreenthumbs@gmail.com


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by Eliza Osborn