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Carol has been with Garden Spot Nursery for 9 years. Her initial gardening inspiration was her great aunt Anne. “She had a beautiful garden on Fox Island ” she says. Carol particularly likes magnolias, rhodies and roses. She also enjoys vegetable gardening. “Gardening is always interesting because no one can ever know everything,...It is constantly changing with new plants and new practices to learn about.” When Carol isn’t at the Garden Spot, she enjoys bike riding, travel, reading and music.
Debra has been with the Garden Spot for 12 years, yet the horticultural industry has captured her attention for the past 35 years. “My free time is spent running my own landscape design business or teaching gardening classes at Whatcom Community College,” she says. In the rest of her time, Debra enjoys doing family things or her most favorite thing to do: relaxing.
Ginger has been at the Garden Spot for 10 years. “In all aspects of my life, my parents have been my greatest influence,” she says. “From toothpicks in the avocado on the kitchen windowsill to the family vegetable garden.” Being one with the earth and watching plants grow and change with the seasons never gets old for her.
Heidi has been at the Garden Spot since February 2015. She is a nursery and gardening newbie, “however, helping friends with their gardens and raised beds brought a deep interest and fascination [to her].” She enjoys the smell of the earth, the feel of the soil, and has a love for watching things grow. “It makes me feel more connected to the world and cosmos.” When Heidi’s not at the Garden Spot, she enjoys reading, writing, baking, astronomy, hiking, science and guitar plunking.
Kim has been with the Garden Spot since Spring 1996. She started working at a wholesale greenhouse, but has spent the rest of her career in retail at the Garden Spot Nursery. When she was growing up, her family had two large vegetable and berry gardens and a yard full of fruit trees. “Gardening has always come natural for me,” she says. “I love sharing my knowledge of the plant world.” When Kim isn’t at the Garden Spot, she enjoys outdoor recreation.
Nancy has been with the Garden Spot since 1998. “I grew up surrounded by nature,” she says. “My parents from the very beginning taught me to be a part of the growing process, in all its’ forms.” Her favorite gardening moments occur when the “light goes on” in the eyes of the illuminated. If you want a glimpse of her view of an earth garden, walk the trail of Hoh Rainforest’s Hall of Mosses. “It truly is Mother Nature’s Holy Land,” she says. When Nancy isn’t at the Garden Spot, she reads and can transport her soul to anywhere, and to any time, she wishes.
Paige has been at the Garden Spot since Spring 2012. She has always enjoyed gardening and grew up gardening with her mom. “I enjoy the physicality of gardening and the awareness that it nurtures.” Paige also enjoys the scientific side of things such as botanical classification or how and why certain things occur in the garden. When Paige isn’t at the Garden Spot, she likes to read, write, bike, hike, garden in her own yard and play with her pets and houseplants.