A Plant’s Best Friend
Annette Shrader visits with a nurturing gardener who proclaims to be the best friend a plant could have. She can’t let a single one fade. We tour her home garden to see her prized trees, perennials and fruit producers.
- Rhonda grows a tomato plant in every one of her garden beds.
Born and raised on a farm, I’ve always appreciated the smell and feel of fresh earth. When we purchased our home 35 years ago, it had some land, but not a single flower. I began the process of plotting and planning garden beds and borders, and have not stopped. Looking out at this mature landscape, it gives me a sense of accomplishment here in my own botanical garden. On her producer role with Volunteer Gardener, Annette says “These are treasured experiences. The passion that people have for their gardens sends me home feeling refreshed, and challenged.