Welcome to lodi's Member Page
Moved to Lodi, California in June 2001. Grew up in Phoenix and lived there my entire life (long time) and never thought I’d end up living in California - nice place to visit, y’know? So here I am trying to figure out what to grow and how to grow it. I like the fact that the climate is kind to roses. Not so in the Phoenix area.
My living is made doing custom art glass, and I had a retail stained glass store for 22 years, before retiring and making this move. Currently I am concentrating on building glass terrariums for a local gallery. I have been a glass beadmaker for the last fifteen years, and I’m trying to get my studio set up here, so I can get back to work. But I have a half acre to plant, so I’m torn in two directions. Nice choice though.
I particularly like bulbs and Irises. Brought some with me, but the rest will have to wait until next Summer as it got too late to dig them this year. I have over a hundred different Irises and I will miss them this next Spring.
Update June ’04: Now I’ve moved to Valley Springs (June 2003) and I love it here. The only problem is ROCKS - tons of them. I figure the ground is about 80% rocks and 20% soil, but I may have underestimated the rock content. Makes digging holes almost impossible.
June 2006 - moved to Vernonia, Oregon one years ago and now I have the most beautiful 2 1/2 acres and I plan to cover it with plants of all kinds. I brought some cactus with me to remind me of AZ. :o)
This is becoming a blog. Now (2009) I am back in AZ. Many things have changed in my life but my love of growing things will never change. My latest fascination is Adeniums and my mission is to re-landscape the yard I inherited. Challenging to say the least!
I live in: US
My zone is: zn9 AZ
My favorite forum 1 is Southwestern Gardening.
My favorite forum 2 is Container Gardening.
First registered on July 29,2001.