I studied horticulture and botany at Rutgers and transferred to Oregon State where I met my husband. We lived for 32 years on the OSU Vegetable Research Farm that my husband manages. We raised our 2 sons there and I planted a large, lush garden filled with my favorite plants. I started working at Garland Nursery in 1989 where I now order conifers, trees, shrubs, vines and fruits. We have moved to NW Corvallis where I am planting a new garden to sustain my passion for plants.