I’ve been busy behind the scenes for the past 4 years, combing thru plant descriptions, double-checking data, searching out great photos. As it happens, prolific plant photographers, like avid gardeners, are a most generous lot. Thank you one and all.
I’m so happy to be part of team plant lust. I work from home snug with my critters, one dog and two cats–at present count–and my garden is footsteps away. I recently moved from a home where I’d lived 30 years. It was painful to leave, but a new garden is on the rise. I’m determined to build on lessons from the garden gone by. Note: do not plant water-guzzling tropicals next to drought-loving Manzanitas.
I am a strong believer that when it comes to gardening, rules are made to be broken. Recently my garden was open to 80+ garden bloggers from around the world. The comments I enjoyed the most were ones along the lines of “seeing your garden helped me realize I don’t need to pay attention to the rules, they don’t matter, I needed to start doing what makes me happy.”
Pardon our confetti – we have been celebrating. You see, it’s been four years since we started dreaming up the idea for plant lust.
We wanted, for both selfish and generous reasons, to hunt for our plant wish list from all the fantastic independent nurseries we could find – and then some. We wanted to know what our plants would grow to look like. And we wanted to be able to search for whatever weird plant obsession had currently possessed our thoughts. The velvety, the odd, or just plain smelly. I can’t explain it, I just find them fascinating.