Life Style Garden

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Museums or Libraries
Occupation Gardener (actually garden administrator)
Location Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Introduction I am a professional gardener and a home gardener. I have been in the public garden business since 1979, I have a master's degree in botany, and I am a fanatic home gardener with ten acres of gardens, managed fields, young forests, an orchard, and all sorts of plant growing efforts.
Interests Gardening, land management, bicycling, swimming, garden photography, kayaking, rock gardening, gravel gardening, travel, German, native plants
Favorite Movies Great movies are mostly momentarily entertaining. I struggle to recall favorites. Goodbye Lenin and M (by Fritz Lang) were a couple of memorable favorites because they were so different. I enjoyed the television series Wired. I prefer indy type movies.
Favorite Music I have eclectic tastes, but for some reason what I like to listen to seems to drive whomever I am with crazy.
Favorite Books The Tin Drum probably made the biggest impression on me, many years ago. My favorite book I ever read to my kids: Watership Down. I read novels in the winter or when traveling. I would like to read more, but sitting down to read seems to always be a lower priority than the current moment's needs. I probably look at Index of Garden Plants more than about any other book.

I love to listen to podcasts while I garden or am driving. The time passes so quickly, even when I am doing tedious work. WNYC's Radiolab, Science Friday, Freakenomics, A History of the World in 100 Objects, The History of English, and The Moth are some of my favorites.