welcome to grow where you’re planted.
grow where you’re planted is a little philosophy i’ve adopted over the years. as opposed to bloom where you’re planted, my mantra realizes that we’re not always in a blooming stage of life, but are constantly growing and changing in response to our given environments.
where did all the vowels in grwhryrpltd go? are you welsh or something?
a learner by rote, i devised a method of note-taking that dropped most vowels from words, if only to capture spoken information in a written manner more quickly. i did this in high school, and it’s stuck ever since. while i’ve been told there’s welsh ancestry in my family, i do not speak or read the language. but it’s fun to imagine there’s a connection between the two.
who’s blogging here and what gives you the idea you know anything about growing things?
my name is andrea fox, pleased to meet you. among other domestic pasttimes, plants are my passion, and the driving force behind much of my design, photography, writing and volunteer work. my interests in plants, color, texture, line and form started early on and led me to pursue a bachelors of horticulture degree from michigan state university and a masters degree in landscape architecture from the rhode island school of design (RISD). i am a full member of the american society of landscape architects, a member of the american horticultural society, and a member of the garden writer’s association. i’ve worked in greenhouses, at retail plant nurseries, on garden renovation/construction crews, in a landscape architecture & planning office, as a volunteer with various gardening clubs & organizations, and as director of the demonstration idea garden (the DIG) for the brazos county master gardeners. i currently own a garden consultancy & landscape design business, transplant studio. grow where you’re planted is its mantra too.
why transplant studio?
i’ve lived and gardened in michigan, colorado, rhode island, new york, and currently reside in college station, texas. i’ll always be a transplant, and i would love to take the studio with me wherever we go (my husband, mr. grwhryrpltd is often mentioned in this blog). i’ve learned that putting down some good, strong roots in the form of a garden is a sure way to find heart in a community.
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unless otherwise stated, the copyright to all images and text on this blog are held by andrea fox. please contact me for permission to use.
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thank you kindly.
I thank Susan Tomlinson of The Bicycle Garden for taking the beauty shot seen above!