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Born to Garden

I’ve been gardening since I was a little girl starting with zinnias and mint in my own little garden plot.  I have had the opportunity to experiment over the years and have a lot of experience with succulents, growing fruit and veggies, shade gardening and a lot of trial and error along the way.  Through the years my gardening has evolved to promote water-wise and eco-friendly practices.

My Garden Philosophy

Living in coastal Southern California my focus is on water-wise and earth-friendly gardening.  We need to always be thinking about water use in Southern California. We can grow an amazing diversity of plants in our perfect climate but it’s helpful to know what is best for our microclimate of coastal gardening.  Gardens can be full of color and still be water-wise.  When your garden is thriving birds and pollinators will arrive to be part of your garden!

My Credentials

I have been a San Diego Master Gardener since 2010 with more than 1000 volunteer hours under my belt.  (I’m holding my 1000 hour rock in the picture representing a lot of time educating the public!)

I have served as president of the Coronado Floral Association from 2008-2013 and I also had the privilege of chairing and co-chairing the renowned Coronado Flower Show for many years.

I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you.


This is a starting point to assess what you need in your garden.  Do you have problem areas? Do you need help with a vision?  I can help you get over the hump and back to enjoying your garden spaces.



Would you prefer some one-on-one time with me in your garden?  We will work together on a plant palette that works for your garden space. I’ll even help you shop for plants if you are feeling overwhelmed about where to start.



This plan is a yearly commitment taking  the guesswork out of garden maintenance with a monthly custom maintenance schedule for your garden as well as interesting and informative resources in your email inbox. I will also visit your garden 3 times during the year on a mutually agreed schedule to address any issues or questions you have.