RIGC Plant Share Forum
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Below are mini-bios and stories about and by our gardeners. If you would like your bio posted, send a photo and a description to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us about yourself as a gardener, how you became involved, and what you like to do. You may also want to tell a favorite story or memory of your garden.
Curtis Lowrey, one of our Associate Gardeners-
My interest in gardening was kindled by my grandfather, who loved to grow flowers and also had a small crop garden. When I moved to the Island I became active in RIGC by sharing a plot. A few years later I had my own plot. I took a break from gardening and am back now as an associate. I love the challenge of creating an environment that really works in the space and always has something blooming or reflects the seasons. As we know, it's tough to eliminate all the lovely plants out there that are gorgeous but don't fit into an overall plan. Then of course, there are also the financial costs of putting everything in place.
As for helping to transform the west border, it's been a challenge because it's not my own space. The border offers a very different environment than I have ever dealt with before. A shady space affects the type of plants that will be successful. We needed many plants to begin to fill this newly cleaned side area and asked for donations-- thus lots and lots of hostas. This has been a learning curve as well, that there is such a huge variety of hostas! Today, the space has bones. The challenge now is adding plants that are unusual and will offer variety. While waiting for a future permanent plot, I'm enjoying learning from this experience which will further benefit me and my gardening neighbors.