I live in Toronto with my husband Jack Batten in the same house we bought in 1967 and where our four kids (2 of his 2 of mine) grew up. We are now 13 (three grandchildren) when we all get together. Out of that mob, there are no passionate gardeners.
I have worked this same plot since then, but I really turned into an obsessive gardener in the 1980s and started to make my living as a full time garden writer in 1989. A bit arrogant when I look back on it, but I’ve never let that stand in the way of a good plant that must be talked about.