What a wonderful story of the power of gardening! While Kate will miss her garden in Maryland, we are excited to see she creates in Reno. Keep us posted, Kate!

"I have a degree in fine arts. I stopped all traditional types of creating art when I got sober in 1985, I seemed to lose my voice at that time, or maybe it just lost its relevance. I found it again through gardening. Creating layers of color and texture throughout the growing season is a great way to paint. I combine native and non-native species to get maximum impact. Hummingbirds, frogs, butterflies and other insects live their lives in this backyard ecosytem unmolested by pesticides or herbicides. 

I'm getting ready to leave this garden on the eastern shore of Maryland for Reno, Nevada. Our home, surrounded by farms, is up for sale. I sat on the back step yesterday and cried, both grateful and sad." 

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