Why Don’t You Come Up And See Me Sometime?


Before I (briefly) moved to Indiana, I was a volunteer at the Chicago Botanic Garden for a few summers. I got started in volunteering there because I was forced- for master gardener training ,60 hours the first year and 30 hours each year after that… Now that I’m back in Chicagoland, I can’t wait to get back to volunteering- and I’m not even a certified master gardener anymore because things got all wack-a-doo with moving back and forth. I’m just doing it because I  like it. Who knew it would work out like THAT?
I’ll be resuming my old post at the English Walled Garden, trying to get people to talk to me about gardens.  People don’t seem that interested in garden chit-chat, seems like they make getting through the gardens a race, or maybe it’s just me they avoid. Maybe it’s because I’m the only volunteer with tattoos…  I spend my shift watching a lot of Polyester Brides gettting their wedding photos taken (trust me, it’s hard to look your bridey best in broad daylight- especially when it’s 90 degrees out and they’re head-to-toe sequins). So I’m inviting you to come up and see me!
Here’s some photos I snapped while I was there yesterday…

Forum, yo.

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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