About the Author

I’m Steve, the author of Puttering in the Garden.  When I was about 10 years old, my parents turned an old sandbox in the backyard into a vegetable garden.  For years after that, taking care of that garden was my favorite summertime activity.  I also looked forward to harvesting apricots, peaches, plums, apples, pears, and cherries from our small backyard fruit orchard every year.  Gardening has been my favorite hobby ever since.

After years of living in apartments and being limited to growing plants in pots, I moved into my own house in 2002.  Since then, I have been enjoying spending my weekends transforming the yard into my idea of a perfect garden.  I’m a lawyer, and I find that gardening is a great way to relax and relieve stress.

I consider myself a gardening enthusiast, although I do not have any formal education in horticulture. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area in USDA zone 9, Sunset zone 15.

July 08 2008 01:10 pm