A VISIT TO THE RANCH
Q&A WITH LIZ
We love learning more about the people behind the great places we visit!
Liz: Our favorite local botanical spot is Franklin Park Conservatory. It has been a constant in our lives over the years. Jared had botanical ID classes at the conservatory when he was a student. We had one of our early dates there. We try to visit several times a year. And we are looking forward to sharing it with Lili, our new daughter, as she gets older.
Plants and Petals Club: Favorite botanical vacation spot and why?
Liz: Our favorite botanical vacation spot is hands down Joshua Tree National Park. We love the quiet beauty of the desert. The sparse vegetation makes you look at each plant in its own right. The big skies and views are an amazing compliment to the ancient giant yucca trees.
Plants and Petals Club: Which garden centers/houseplant stores have inspired you the most?
Liz: Bakers Acres is a local legend in the garden center community. It is funky locally owned Garden Center that has built great relationships with the community. Chris Baker has been a great friend and mentor to Jared over the years.
Plants and Petals Club: Favorite houseplant decorating tip?
Liz: Follow the light. It doesn’t matter how cute a plant looks on your kitchen table or in the corner next to the fireplace if it doesn’t have enough light it’s not going to thrive and will look terrible in no time. House plants are wonderful thing to have in the home, and if you give them what they need they will reward you with beauty and clean air for years.
Don’t miss a trip to the ranch! We won’t hesitate to hit the road for a couple of hours to visit again!