The first real post..........geez........what do I say?
Currently live west of Seattle on the Olympic Penninsula. Not a professional. Hobby gardener. Of Japanese descent. Work as a engineer for a major Fortune 10 company in the areas of project management and sales. Travel for my work infrequently but when it is on, it is on. Married. Two girls. Lovely wife. Hate deer (except the loin in a cream sauce on a bed of pureed root vegetables).
Live on 5 acres with native rhodies. My garden is a constant work in progress. Doing a lot of subtracting (the woods creeping in and removing things that don't appeal to me) and some adding. Trying to keep it simple, trying to find the groove, the vibe, the glide, rather than trying to force anything in.
My garden is the ying to my professional hectic yang. I hate paying big bucks for plants when I know I can substitute it for something else that may take a few years to grow in. AKA not looking for the instant "here, it is done, success" route but rather just kicking back and enjoying the ride.
Enjoy the show!!!!!