My name is Heidi. I’ve been working at Great Garden Plants since October of 2008.
I grew up in the Ann Arbor, MI area. In 2003 I was ready for a change of scenery and I moved to Grand Haven, MI. I quickly joined the Grand Haven Area Jaycees. We are a community service organization and are very active in our community. Through the Jaycees I met my husband. We were married in August of 2006. Our daughter Megan will celebrate her first birthday this Wednesday. How did the year go so quickly?
As a single person I chose to live in a condo. It was great to have someone else mow the lawn and shovel the walk. But, after getting married we decided we’d like a house to raise a family. Last July, we moved into our new home. I’m so excited that now I will get to plant a lot of the flowers I love from our website. The last homeowners preferred green shrubs. The good news is this gives me the opportunity to create the garden the way I want it.
I know a lot about our plants and shrubs, but I’m a beginning gardener. I have the “book smarts,” now I just need the weather to warm up so I can start digging : )
My Grandfather had a green thumb. Each summer the garden was his passion. And each winter he went a little stir-crazy until it was warm out. He had a wide variety of flowers, fruit trees and a massive vegetable garden. Every time we would visit we would leave with a minimum of 2-3 brown paper bags full of vegetables. His favorite flowers were roses and every time I see them I think of my Grandfather. Hopefully, I inherited some of that skill.
I love working at Great Garden Plants. We have a lot of fun and I love learning all I can from Mary and Chris. They have so much information about so many plants – it amazes me. I will be taking you with me on my journey to change my yard from green to color.
Your Friend in Gardening,