I want to share my appreciation for The Gardening Tutor. Mary Frost and I met when she was my teacher of Ornamental Pruning at Santa Rosa Junior College. I was so impressed with her knowledge I hired her to work with me at my home. Since then we have been working every area of the landscape around our home. This process has been personally transformative. I experience an immediate stress reduction when I get my head out from behind my screen and enter a world that Mary shows me—nature, its rhythms, and its secrets. Having Mary work with me regularly gets me into my garden which I have now begun to look at as a treat and not a chore. Along the way Mary has taught me skills such as, pruning, fertilizing, when to plant, and drip irrigation. I take these skills with me when I visit my father to care for his yard. Who knew that having the confidence to replace a drip system emitter would feel so empowering? By giving my yard more care and attention thanks to Mary’s help, I now reap the benefits like having continual fresh cut flowers from my garden in my kitchen. I highly recommend Mary if you want to develop a loving and rewarding relationship with your own yard.
Santa Rosa CA
Burgundy red colored tall vase fill with big, fluffy flowers of orange and yellow dahlias
"We have had Mary garden sit a number of times, especially in hot weather when new gardens and potted plants need extra attention. Believe me, she has not been sitting, everything always looks wonderful and well tended upon our return.
Whether it is watering methods and irrigation, pruning, pinching back new growth on roses, the importance of mulching, any question regarding critters and bugs . . . she has a whole lot of information stored in that energetic brain of hers. She passes it on in a way that is easily understood,
Thanks to Mary, my garden is thriving, I am making much better choices and have become a more knowledgeable gardener. Mary is an exceptional tutor.
Jennifer C. and Stephen E.
Santa Rosa, CA
Close up of the white petals with pink edges of 'Double Delight' Rose