My name is Sue and I’m not famous. I love to garden and have been involved in helping others with theirs in a variety of roles over the years. For example, for almost fifteen years while in Oakville, Ontario, I worked in garden centres and delivered horticultural-type courses. I did some garden design work for homeowners and loved spending time making their garden dreams come true…. or at least, getting them started in the right direction. I always learned something from them and the projects. I started with a Certificate in Horticulture from Cambrian College in Sudbury, added Design courses from Guelph University, later completed an Adult Education Certificate and mixed it all with my Diploma in Humanities. I have taken many courses, gone to a gazillion? seminars, read books, web-sites, toured gardens (especially botanical ones – love those particularly), talked to gardeners from various places and hope I never stop learning. They say that those who love to learn make the best teachers. Well, I don’t know how great a teacher I am, but I’ve enjoyed delivering courses & workshops to adults for almost twenty years now.
I’ve wanted to tread into this blog world for awhile. Many years ago, I had a business web-site that helped to get my name “out there”. “Out there” has changed a lot, especially in the last few years. I think that marketing is now much more multi-faceted and (often – always?) linked to some type of web presence and social media. You can find me on Facebook, but I’m not twittering! (at least, not for now).
Traditional forms of advertising, such as newspaper ads and yellow pages are still used by some. The numbers must be a lot lower. These have been largely replaced by the “net” and services such as 411 and a range of “apps”. Connecting with others still happens in a wide range of ways. Face to face is still preferable for many (people, functions, events, situations, your choice…).
I like to think of myself as having one foot on each side of the page ->
the virtual world and the real one.
I hope that this Blog encourages some discussion and gets you thinking about other garden-related topics. Maybe it will also inspire, inform and entertain. I have high hopes, eh? I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer.
Hope you enjoy taking this journey with me!