Aimée raising a glass of champagne

What do you do at Swanson's? I am the Director of Marketing for Swansons Nursery. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief of Digging Deeper. 

Tell us a little about your professional background and other interests: I love photography and gardening (especially anything edible!) In college, I studied French, photography and film history and then went on to get a Master's degree in French literature. I've lived, studied and worked in France, Switzerland and the U.S.

What was your first plant? a spider plant, quickly followed by many, many haworthia.

What is your favorite gardening resource (book, website, etc.)? The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide by Seattle Tilth. It's essential for all vegetable gardeners.

What is your favorite season? Can I have two? I love autumn, when the weather turns crisp but still sunny and I can enjoy the last fruits of the garden, but I also love spring, when everything bursts into bloom.

What is your favorite Seattle-area greenspace/park/garden? There are so many... Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island (it's so peaceful) and Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The views are breathtaking.

Where in the world would you most like to visit? Too many places to name. Japan, Ireland and Martinique are on the top of my list.

What is your greatest extravagance? Food. I love growing it, cooking it, eating it, dining out... now I'm hungry.

What is your favorite dish? Homemade? Penne with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and arugula. 

If you were a beverage, what would you be? A glass of champagne.

What is your most marked characteristic? A disarming personality ;)

Give us a quick gardening tip: Save your egg shells and crumble them around your plants. Slugs don't like to cross the shards - just make sure there aren't any protruding leaves that the slugs can use as bridges.

You can read Aimée's posts here.