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Garden Spot Hours For February: 9am - 5:30pm Everyday
Paige started at The Garden Spot Nursery in 2012 and enjoys being outdoors in all seasons, surrounded by plants and gardeners. She has a particular interest in composting and enjoys raising and studying earthworms. Paige studied Biology at WWU and loves learning about botany and how plants live and grow within the soil food web. When she isn't at the nursery or in her own garden, Paige enjoys hiking, backpacking, reading, writing, and volunteering in wildlife rehab.
Heidi, originally from Arizona, learned how to care for cacti from her mom and her grandfather, but is branching out in the Pacific Northwest. Her Dad was a rose enthusiast and her Grandmother grew desert poppies and snapdragons. “I love watching life,” she says, gazing at a Japanese maple. Heidi spends her time exploring Bellingham and exploring Westeros.
Gerry came to the Garden Spot in February of 2017. Before lived in Bellingham, he owned his own business in California for 30 years where he had his own plant nursery and did interior and exterior plant maintenance. Houseplants have always been his speciality. When he isn’t at the nursery, you can find him on the backhoe at his home, doing land improvement, and spending time with his dog, Buddy.
Kat started at the Garden Spot in March 2016 and brings a positive energy everyday. “The best thing about gardening is the hope for tomorrow,” she says. She is constantly learning and trying new gardening techniques, but houseplants are her niche. When she isn’t gardening, she likes to cook, explore Bellingham, drink tea, and listen to podcasts.
Debra has been with the Garden Spot for 12 years yet the horticulture industry has captured her attention for the last 35 years! My free time has been spent running my own landscape business or teaching gardening classes at Whatcom Community College", she says. In the rest of her time she enjoys family things or her most favorite thing to do:, relaxing.
Chloe is a new face at The Garden Spot. She has been here since October 2017 and loves the uplifting and easy going euphoria that encompasses the nursery. Some of her favorite plants include peonies, lavender, and ivy. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time in the natural wonders we are so fortunate to live around: the mountains, ocean, and islands. Chloe is a true born local, yeehaw!
Jacki began gardening with her mom when she was young and has worked with plants ever since. She started at the Garden Spot in May of 2016 and loves to nurture perennials. Rosemary is her favorite plant, but she welcomes all types of life into her garden. She likes to garden, hike, camp, bike and walk with her dog
Ginger has been at the Garden Spot for 10 years. "in all aspects of my life my parents have been my greatest influence". From toothpicks in the avacodo on my windowsill to the family vegetable garden. Being one with the earth and watching plants grow with the season never grows old for her.
Before coming to the Garden Spot, Zane lived in Ohio, working at another nursery. He started gardening with his grandmother when he was young and continues to learn and grow with us. He enjoys playing League of Legends online, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities. When he's not at the nursery, he enjoys spending time with his awesome dogs and family.
Trenton started at the Garden Spot in the spring of 2017 and began to love gardening, especially growing angel's trumpet. Trenton's biggest inspiration in life has been his parents. When he is not at the nursery or enjoying outdoor activities, he plays video game like League of Legends.
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.
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.
Karyn is an avid gardener and enjoys growing edible plants. She likes the challenge of design and problem solving for containers. When she was younger, her grandfather had a large greenhouse, where she developed a love for growing. If she is not at the nursery, she might be at the beach, cooking, biking, hiking, or engrossed in a book.