I am inspired by the beauty of flowers and the delight that they can bring to the senses. They can transport you to a particular place in time or merely pull your focus into the present.
The undertaking to grow flowers was born of a desire to weave my passion for cut flowers into my everyday life. Throughout many years of city living, growing an abundance of cut flowers hasn’t really been a possibility. I’ve painted numerous flowers in watercolor and even become proficient in modeling them out of paper. But there’s nothing that beats the real thing. With a 2019 move to Amelia Island, it seemed like an opportune time to capitalize on a bit more space… even though we’re still in the city! In 2020, we will be transforming an untended, empty parcel in the historic district of Fernandina Beach into a small space, high intensity cut flower garden - just a few steps away from our home.
Recently retired following a 35-year career as a civil engineer and business owner, I look forward to a new adventure where I can be outside, enjoy nature and get my hands dirty. Best of all - I get to hang out with my wife! My duties will be focused on irrigation, fertilization, bed construction and general manual labor. Exciting times!