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I am a silicon valley "techie" who likes to garden -- we all need something primal in our lives! If I could figure out a way to make a living from gardening, well, I would give up my day job in a New York minute.

But in the meanwhile, gardening is what I like to do for fun and relaxation.

One grandmother, the Scot, was an amazing gardener in southern California. She tore out her massive lawn during WWII and made a victory garden, and never gave it up until she died. Her breakfast nook had all the prizes from the county fair, from flowers to pies. Her orange groves were always very productive.

The other grandmother, the French one, was more an ornamental gardener, and she raised tropical plants in her patio garden in Pasadena. Everything was done "just so," and always looked as if she expected someone over for lunch. She even had the birds well regulated to show up at appointed times. My gramps used to feed the jays peanuts at cocktail hour, and that was the only time they showed up. They even ate out of his hand.

So I think I come by my love of gardening honestly. I’ve tried other hobbies, but they do not seem to hold my interest.

I live in: United States

My zone is: z9 (Sunset15)

My favorite forum 1 is California Gardening.

My favorite forum 2 is Plant Propagation.

First registered on January 03, 2003 .