Hello! Thanks for reading my blog. My name is Shannon. I’ve been married to Brad for 25 years, and we have three children – Grayson (22), Cooper (20), and Delaney (16). I’ve been dreaming about a garden for years. I don’t have the master plan in mind. I know it will develop as I go along. My tagline says that I’m ‘creating my own little patch of happiness in OKC.’ Besides gardening, that patch might eventually include books I love, recipes I appreciate, friendships I treasure, and special moments I cherish … and maybe more.
From a gardening perspective, I am no expert – yet! However, I’ve experienced my fair share of gardening environments. I grew up in Charleston, SC (zone 8b) – where my father had a backyard garden. My own first gardening experience was in a pea patch in the suburbs of Chicago, IL (zone 5b). Next stop was the suburbs of Seattle, WA (zone 8b). Don’t let the zone fool you. Gardening in Seattle is nothing like gardening in Charleston! Then there was a stop in Tucson, AZ (zone 9a) in which nothing was grown. More on that later. And now I’m in Oklahoma City, OK (zone 7a) – the place where I am willing to try almost anything.
Spring/Summer 2018 is my first planting season. I’m excited to get started!