Who Inspired You to Garden?

We all get our inspiration in different ways.  Sometimes it’s something impressive  and significant. A big wow moment.  In gardening maybe it was a vacation you took or a garden you visited.  But now and then it’s a small thing that you didn’t realize at the time that it would impact your life. 

How It Started

When I was a kid in Redondo Beach, CA my next door neighbor, Mrs. Knottman, had a lovely yard with a  low white fence in front. She was always out there in her fancy clothes and heels weeding and tending to her yard. Now maybe that was just once or twice?  You know, how you come home from work or church and see some weeds that need a quick picking? 

Though, she was from a generation that didn’t wear jeans or even slacks often. So maybe she did weed in her nice clothes all the time.  I do remember her as a classy lady with a classy yard!