Plants & Their People is a place to get to know the plants and people that have put their roots in Central Virginia -- and beyond.
My partner and I moved into our home off Carytown near's Richmond, Virginia's Fan District in summer 2015. The small backyard, like our walls, was a blank canvas. That first July, my mom donated sunflower seedlings to brighten the space; I diligently watered them daily. As their stalks grew taller, so did my curiosity and interest in gardening. Since then, I've made many trips to local nurseries and read countless websites and books. The backyard is a lot more colorful for it. But our little plot of city soil is only so big, and there's more to explore.