About the Author…

“I’m a gardener. I plant flowers and watch them grow.”  George Harrison

I knew I liked that guy!  That’s me all over – I live to garden and can’t imagine life without it – for me it’s all so intertwined.  Gardening isn’t just about plants – it’s a way of life and a way of learning how to live – there are few experiences in our lives for which there is not a parallel in the garden.  Mankind’s greatest inventions are largely an attempt to reproduce something that already exists in the natural world.

After working 20+ years in Accounting and pursuing gardening as a hobby, I went back to school several years ago for a degree in Horticulture/Landscape Design.   Other than my son, it’s the greatest gift I’ve ever allowed myself and I ended up graduating with honors and a feeling of preparedness for my new career.   I’m now free to devote both my personal AND professional life to planning, creating, cultivating, and enjoying all things garden – I’m living my dream!

A Zen View is my vehicle for sharing the passion I feel for living in touch with the earth, and learning the lessons therein, as I turn my 1/3 acre urban property into a productive, regenerative, and beautiful landscape.  I’m an avid photographer, too, so I’ll be sharing lots of garden and wildlife scenes with you, from my own garden and those I visit.

So as 2011 opens, this new creative avenue opens for me.  I hope you will enjoy A Zen View as much as I already do – your comments will always be welcome!

Laura Wright

8 Responses to About the Author…

  1. Rose Caldwell says:

    Your efforts have paid off. Your blog presents a refreshing view and I look forward to seeing what’s around the bend.

  2. Hope says:

    How do I get connected to your daily postings? Don’t know that much about blogging.
    Hope Rollins

    • Laura says:

      Hi Hope,
      Thanks so much for asking, and for reading, too! I’ve just made it a bit easier. On the right side of the page, scroll down until you see the Networked Blogs box. Click on Follow This Blog. It may take a few hours to update, but it will. You’ll see it in Facebook and get an email when there is a new post. I don’t post every day.

  3. Maureen says:

    Hi, came across your lovely blog from another gardening blog i get emailed to me. I really love your blog!!! I signd up for facebook blog, i really wanted to get a regular email but it wasn’t letting me. Oh well, that’s ok.

    What area do you garden in? I didn’t see what area of the US you are from.

    Maureen, long island NY

    • Laura says:

      Thank you so much, Maureen! I garden in eastern NC, zone 7b, the home of mild (usually) winters and hot, humid (always) summers! and lots of plant choices. My mom was born in Islip – is that close to you? I’m going to work on that email subscribe option – thank you again,

  4. Tracy says:

    Kudos to you! Looking forward to future posts and learning as much as possible from your experiences. I garden in zone 5b, home of long harsh winters. I became obsessed with gardening about 5 years ago and like you, cannot imagine life without it. This year I have also decided to try to learn more about photography and hopefully upgrade from my point-and-shoot camera to a more sophisticated model so any advice / tips you have would be greatly appreciated!

    • Laura says:

      Thanks so much for your comments and for subscribing, Tracy! Sounds like we have a lot in common. On the photography, I have a Nikon D40X, which I love although I only use a small percentage of its capabilities. It’s in the shop right now (covered under my extended warranty) and I’m using a loaner point and shoot. It’s not the same experience for me, the user, but the pictures are pretty good. I miss having the camera up to my eye, so hopefully I’ll get my friend back soon. A good camera is WORTH IT!!! Go for it.

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