By Kim Charles

There is always room for one more plant in Jeanne Cronce's garden in Port Orchard, WA


"Winter Spring Gardens" have been in the works for 35 years. No knowing how my gardens would end up nor did I have a full vision, I just gardened to my delight. With so many plants and ideas, it has just evolved. We have five acres with about 3 1/2 being home and gardens. We built our house out of fir trees trees that were on the property. But I could not stop there! I love to get "down and dirty". There are so many different plants and their effects on our vision, smell and happiness keep me going. When I find a tree or a shrub that I like, and have to make a new bed, that is fine by me! But...I need to slow down, as I am no spring chicken anymore. We do have garden tours and I enjoy trying to propagate and divide plants. As I say...there is always room for one more plant!  


(Stay tuned for more great photos from Jeanne--I have a nice supply for a couple of more posts!)


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