I’ve had a love affair with gardening and photography all of my life. Growing up with a deep-rooted Italian heritage, where I was the only one from my entire family that was born in the U.S., I was different from the other children. From an early age, I was surrounded by large vegetable gardens, oleanders, geraniums and fig trees. I developed an obsession with growing houseplants when I was a small child, and it stemmed from my desire to purify my indoor air because my father smoked heavily! I have an obsession with growing orchids, and my outdoor gardens have taken on a decidedly tropical appearance. So much so that it doesn’t look like it’s Ohio! Houseplants and Midwest gardens with a tropical flair are my main interests, although I dabble in everything. I’ve shared a lot of gardening advice over the years with classmates, co-workers, and on social media. The questions keep coming, so I decided to start this blog to share my love of gardening, photography, and the knowledge I’ve accumulated over the years. I hope you can join me on my journey.