Gardening, harvesting fruits and vegetables! Working out, doing Zumba, travel, movies, plays …
My favorite plant:
There are too many to choose from! I love Crepe Myrtles, hydrangeas, tomatoes and my fruit trees.
My favorite gardening book:
The Sunset Western Garden Book
Why I love my garden:
I love my garden because it is a place of serenity and color. My greatest joy is being able to grow my own fruits and vegetables – to make meals based on what is coming from the garden.
What surprises people most about water-wise landscaping?
I think it surprises people that a water-wise landscape can look so nice.
Saving water is important because…
water is essential for all life. We need to be wise stewards of the resources we have. I believe that saving water is something we can all do – even with little steps at a time.
My two favorite gardening quotes:
The first comes from a children’s poem in Spanish by Francisco Alarcón called “Jitomates Risueños” (Laughing Tomatoes) : “En el jardín plantamos jitomates, los vegetales más felices de todos.” (In the garden we plant tomatoes, the happiest vegetables of all…)
The second is: “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” Thomas Jefferson