I am a farmer’s daughter from North Carolina. Gardening is in my blood.
My early influences were my grandmother, aunt, and a dear family friend, Elizabeth Lawrence, a garden writer for the News & Observer in Raleigh, and author of an extensive collection of books about the beauty of gardens. Even though my degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terra Haute, Indiana, was theatre, I couldn’t deny my passion for the earth and taking care of it. In 1994, I became a certified Advance Master Gardener through the Michigan State University Extension Service. It is a joy that I can combine both loves, theatre and gardening, and host our local cable gardening show “Pointes of Horticulture.”
I believe in sharing my knowledge and love by helping my community.
I believe in being, and teaching how to be, a caretaker of the garden.
I believe that all the little actions of creating beauty and health with the earth will have a large impact – just like ripples created by throwing a pebble in a puddle.
Mil is a proud member of these organizations
- Association of Professional Landscape Designers
- Association of Professional Gardeners
- Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association
- Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce
- Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors
And the following non-profit “green” organizations
- Detroit Garden Center
- Grosse Pointe Garden Center
- Moross Greenway Project
- Belle Isle Conservancy
- Master Gardeners of Greater Detroit
- Matthaei Botanical Garden