About this Blog:
Utah Garden Blogs was formed because I (Cynthia) was really frustrated trying to find LOCAL and Regional garden blogs to read/follow. Unlike crafts, interior design or construction projects, gardening information varies wildly from region to region. While it’s interesting and inspiring to read about gardening in the Southern US or California or even internationally, it may not be particularly HELPFUL to those wanting to learn about how to do it in OUR climate. My intent is to provide practical information and recommendations to gardeners in the Intermountain West with a specific emphasis on Utah.
Gardening is one of those things where education cannot replace experience. One of the most rewarding parts of this process is that you can never learn or know it all– there’s always something new! I am but one voice and one set of experiences but there are many others in this region who can offer up all sorts of expert ideas and advice– if you can locate them. One of the main reasons for this site is to promote regional blogs with a similar intent– to showcase gardening in our challenging climate.
I hope to make this blog a place to have those kinds of conversations and to use it as a hub to direct like-minded individuals to YOUR garden blogs! If you have a garden blog or even a home design/improvement blog that covers gardening related topics, please let me know and I’d be happy to include links to your blog through this site. Do you know of a great garden that deserves some recognition (perhaps even yours)? I’d love to visit! I’m happy to feature posts from other bloggers here too if you so wish. Lets help each other succeed in this crazy place where we garden on the edge of mountain and dessert!
Cynthia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture with a Minor in Horticulture from Utah State University. She worked on regional parks and trails projects in Utah and Oregon in her “Pre-Mom” life when she and her husband, Greg, were ‘DINKS” (dual income, no kids). Then they had 3 kids in 3 years and everything changed! In the intervening years, she shifted focus to a work-from-home career in residential design and consulting. Cynthia has enjoyed designing landscapes ranging from multi-million dollar estates all the way down to the postage stamp yard of a mobile home!
A do-it-yourselfer by interest and necessity, Cynthia enjoys learning new skills and encouraging others to do the same. Cynthia now works for Conservation Garden Park where she teaches classes and helps homeowners learn how to succeed with their landscaping projects– for FREE! Come and visit the Garden in West Jordan and be sure to say “hello”!
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