I have introduced our youngest daughter Jennifer, her daughters, and her horse Sundance. Today meet our oldest daughter Heather. She graduated from the School of Agriculture at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado in 2000 with a BS in Horticulture. Since her graduation, she has worked for a lawn and tree care service where she learned about weeds and diseases and how to treat lawns and trees. She then moved on to work for a small city as the city's horticulturist, and now works for a small tree company in sales. She is also a certified arborist. The company she works for is a full service tree company that does everything from tree removal to providing and planting new trees. She does the onsite estimates for both commercial and private customers.
And she gardens. She began her latest project last summer. We were at her home yesterday for the little guy's 2nd birthday, so I took some pictures of her water feature which she has designed and built all by herself. She still has the tender plants covered with burlap and chicken wire to protect them from winter. I'll return later in the spring and take pictures when the little pond is filled and the waterfall is running.
Still covered are her miniature trees that she purchased from Two Green Thumbs, a nursery that specializes in anything miniature for miniature gardening.
There are always children in our gardens!
Much of her plant material has come from a little nursery in Ft. Collins, La Porte Avenue Nursery, that specializes in succulents and alpine plants. They sell most of their inventory to High Country Gardens, a catalog and wholesale supplier that many of you have probably heard of, and by appointment
Jacob makes friends with resident dog
When you see a green house full of succulents, there is such symmetry in the display.
Her purchase for this trip. We will return again. I may just have to hire her to create a small rock garden here at The Garden Spot.