Water Conservation. It's For Life.

Michelle Latin

Occupation:

Software sales & training/CranioSacral Therapist

Michelle’s Hobbies:

Kayaking, Stand up Paddle-boarding, Sailing, Hiking, Gardening, Music, traveling, and cooking

Michelle’s Favorite Gardening Websites:

San Marcos Growers, Sunset.com, Dave’s Garden, Bay Natives Nursery & Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association

Michelle’s thoughts on her garden:

I continue to be amazed by the colors year round, and mesmerized at the birds, dragonflies, bees, and butterflies that visit. It is a living, moving watercolor spectrum.

What people tell Michelle about her garden:

That it is a wild, peaceful, and a joy to see and be in.

What surprises people most about Michelle’s water-wise landscaping:

How such little water can create such bountiful and beautiful landscaping.

What Michelle likes most about her water-wise garden:

It provides a sanctuary and outdoor living room that I spend more time in then inside my home, and a beautiful place to enjoy with friends and family. It was nice to have the extra incentive working with the City of Grover Beach in their ‘Cash for Grass’ program, and help offset the cost.

Michelle’s favorite gardening quotes:

Alexander Pope: “All gardening is landscape painting.”

Abraham Lincoln: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”

Minnie Aumonier: “When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.”