Grover Beach, CA
Software sales & training/CranioSacral Therapist
Kayaking, Stand up Paddle-boarding, Sailing, Hiking, Gardening, Music, traveling, and cooking
Michelle's Favorite Gardening Websites
San Marcos Growers, Sunset.com, Dave’s Garden, Bay Natives Nursery & Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association
Michelle's thoughts on her garden
I continue to be amazed by the colors year round, and mesmerized at the birds, dragonflies, bees, and butterflies that visit. It is a living, moving watercolor spectrum.
What people tell Michelle about her garden
That it is a wild, peaceful, and a joy to see and be in.
What surprises people most about Michelle's water-wise landscaping
How such little water can create such bountiful and beautiful landscaping.
What Michelle likes most about her water-wise garden
It provides a sanctuary and outdoor living room that I spend more time in then inside my home, and a beautiful place to enjoy with friends and family. It was nice to have the extra incentive working with the City of Grover Beach in their ‘Cash for Grass’ program, and help offset the cost.
Michelle’s favorite gardening quotes:
Alexander Pope: “All gardening is landscape painting.”
Abraham Lincoln: "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
Minnie Aumonier: "When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden."