Landscape Journeys My parents traveled overseas after my dad’s Army career with me in tow – I suppose visions of the lands of Asia Minor & Macedonia are lodged in my brain somewhere!
Gardening Influence Every visit to my Great-Grammy Neel’s home in Fresno, CA began with a tour of her garden, greeted by her big smile, heaps of love and a fresh flower tucked in her hair.
Cooking Influence My mom loves to cook and garden-fresh ingredients magnify her joy! I remember once she came home from the Berkeley Bowl with a big bunch of basil and thrust it to my nose—her sheer excitement over the scent and its possibilities for our dinner’s delight has infused me for life. I am always happy to add herbs to everything. Every recipe for our website passes on her joy.
Our family settled in Northern California, a Mediterranean-type climate….
….with occasional adventures to the wilderness of Nevada.
A day playing in the dirt with my brother Rex. Some moments seem to imprint us forever – the free abandon my parents gave us to play and have fun molding the soil has forever removed my fears of mud…
….which was a good thing since I would someday have an increase of boys!
My first job J.Miller Flowers Oakland, CA I loved working with the flowers and had no idea I would someday write about them
College days! University of Colorado, Boulder B.A. Psychology, 1988
More College University of Illinois, Chicago Master of Archtitecture, 1991
celebrating UIC Graduation day
Married to Topher July 6, 1991…
… and Moved to Texas!
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
2 Samuel 22:20 NIV
Our Family Grew…
…Our Garden Grew…
…lots of reading and faith along the way…
Zondervan Offices, Grand Rapids, MI …All Leading to a Book Contract. Who Knew??
With God All Things Are Possible
Matthew 19:26 NIV
First copy arrived!! God’s Word for Gardeners Bible
celebrating with daughters Emma & Grace
See I am doing a new thing
Isaiah 43:19 NIV
A New Career in garden writing…
…garden club speaking… From now on I will tell you of new things, of hiddden things unknown to you (Isaiah 48:6 NIV)
Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX …a new collaboration! Garden devotions illustrated with herbarium speciemns and botanical artwork from BRIT’s immense collections COMING SOON to a garden gift shop near you