Lisa was born and raised in a rural Maine community in extremely northern Maine (Zone 3) where it seemed everyone gardened. She was challenged by the rocky soils and cold temperatures of the St. John Valley.
Now living in Orono, she gardens in heavy clay soil that stays wet too long and then dries into a solid, impenetrable mess.
But, she’s in Zone 4/5, and that somehow feels like the tropics of Maine! It opens up a whole new world of possibilities as far as gardening is concerned. Lisa has been active in organizing garden education programs and frequently speaks on a variety of ornamental garden topics. She has a passion for very tiny alpine plants and extremely large-leafed plants. Lisa’s ornamental and food gardens expand yearly because “there are always new plants to try.”