charlo peeking through the flowers What do you do at Swanson's? Container Design Installation Manager.

What was your first plant? A carnivorous plant.

What is your favorite gardening resource (book, website, etc.)? Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada. Or the internet, otherwise.

What is your favorite season? Mid-Spring (to early June) followed by the dog days of Summer (August).

What is your favorite Seattle-area greenspace/park/garden? The UW Arboretum.

Where in the world would you most like to visit? Hmmm... Don't know. I would love to revisit Italy.

What is your greatest extravagance? I'm not extravagant but if I had to say, it would be all about shoes... or motorcycles.

What is your favorite dish? No favorite, but Three Teacup Chicken is a go-to, even for company.

If you were a beverage, what would you be? Green tea lemonade with a splash of vodka (shaken, not stirred).

What is your most marked characteristic? Inscrutable, and often misunderstood (poor me!)

Give us a quick gardening tip: Don't fight it; cultivate what you can grow well.

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