I garden in a typical suburban Northern Virginia home and work full-time in a Montgomery County, MD, office. I am married with twins who are about to start college. I have a B.S. in horticulture from Virginia Tech and have been involved in horticultural communications for more than 20 years. I have written more than 70 articles for Horticulture, The American Gardener, Chesapeake Home, Early American Life, and Virginia Gardener. I am a member of the Garden Writers Association (GWA) and the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America (HSA). I write articles for the HSA blog, the GWA newsletter and blog, and other magazines and newsletters. I give workshops and presentations on culinary herbs and plant propagation.
In April 2014, I created Pegplant, a gardening website for the Washington DC metro area. Pegplant offers local gardening news, resources, and information about gardening, gardens, and plants. Pegplant is designed for people new to gardening or new to the area.
In March 2018, I created Pegplant’s Post, a free, monthly, online newsletter for people interested in gardening in the Washington DC metro area. Pegplant’s Post has local gardening events, new books, advice, tips, relevant articles, and always a giveaway. To subscribe, simply enter an e-mail address in the “subscribe” field on the right column of pegplant.com. Pegplant’s Post is issued on the last weekend of the month.
For the green industry, I initiated the annual Capital Region Connect, a social networking event for horticulturists and landscape designers who work in the local green industry. This includes wholesale and retail nurseries, public gardens and botanical gardens, and arboreta. Capital Region Connect is a private, invitation only event for people to “connect,” network, and share with others in the Capital Region area.