This blog is now devoted to gardening with native plants with a focus on those species native to the east coast of the United States. With an MS in Agricultural Science from the University of Delaware and my love of native plants, I hope to help folks see the beauty and necessity of using native plants in your garden instead of exotic plants. Did you know that our native song birds and native insects are disappearing as our local environments continue to change?
Wow!! It has been a scary few days here at Winterberry Farm! Last week my grandson - who lives with us - accidentally fried my laptop! Thank goodness for back up discs! I have finally found a temporary - or replacement - laptop at the local BestBuy and I am loading it up with all of my files as I type! I will be back blogging as soon as possible, but for right now I am hoping that all of my experimental data is still on the discs and that everything uploads properly! Keep your fingers crossed! What's even scarier is that I felt that half of my life was gone without this rectangular black box in front of me!!
Things have changed quite a bit in the last two years since I last posted a blog here at Winterberry Farm Primitives. My oldest grandson is now in college and my daughter is finishing her RN in her new home up in New York City. I have had four fantastic years as an antiques dealer and have met some wonderful people. Now it is time to get back to blogging about what I love - antiques and native plants! My blogs on antiques will be companions to my monthly shop updates and my gardening blogs will try to follow the seasons, so here we go! I am a wife to a great hubby, mother of two wonderful people (both of which served their country - AF & Army) & grandmother of three great teenagers. I am also a plant scientist with a masters in science. I developed a vegetative propagation method for Spigelia marilandica as my undergraduate project & worked with three species of trillium, for my masters thesis. That said - after several years in the ag/biotech field, I find myself drawn back to my first love of antiques & gardening.