My earliest memory of gardening stems back to when I was about 10 years old. My mom had a small kitchen garden in the backyard where she liked to plant long rows of tomatoes, green beans and other kitchen veggies. I remember the sheer joy of helping tend her garden and going out daily in summer to pick beautifully ripened tomatoes. I didn’t realize it then, but I was simply embracing what came naturally to me. I come from a long legacy of gardeners, sharecroppers and farmers who have lived with their hands in the dirt for decades.
I have tended my own garden for the past 10 years. I have 6 raised beds, 3 pollinator gardens, a dozen containers and a hobby greenhouse where I grow chard, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, spinach, beans, corn, herbs and lots of flowers. Gardening is often the first thing I think about when I open my eyes each morning, especially during the spring and summer months. I get excited to see what surprises await me in the garden – like a new seedling emerging through the soil or a beautiful butterfly flittering amongst my zinnias.
A garden is a great teacher, so you’ll rarely find me in a garden without my camera close by to capture its lessons. These are the photos that I share so other gardeners will know what they can expect to see in their own gardens. I believe a picture is worth a thousand words, especially when you are new to gardening or growing something new. That idea is the inspiration for plant + shoot, a photoblog created for urban gardeners.
I hope my passion for gardening and photography inspire more people to focus on plants and the joy they bring to our daily lives.
About plant + shoot
plant + shoot is a creative space which allows me to combine two passions into one blog. So whether you are new to gardening, or simply growing something new, I hope you find a photo or two here that helps you grow something amazing.
When it comes to gardening, I believe a picture is worth a thousand words. Photography is a great way to capture what you’ve planted, when and where you planted it, along with the joyful and frustrating moments you experience as you see how things grow.
plant + shoot is a blog that’s one part gardening and one part photography. So whether you are new to urban gardening, or simply growing something new, plant + shoot has a photo to guide you!