Hi there! I’m Tova and I’ve been gardening in difficult climates virtually all my life. I’ve created a variety of designs and concepts to help you create your own organic garden. You’ll be healthier and water-wise.
My specialty is creating microclimates so I can bring home plants from anywhere and see if they’ll grow in my yard. In fact, I have plants that most gardeners would never dream of planting here.
My gardening education first began as a child while visiting my grandmother’s farm each summer. I learned to pick and can raspberries, plant iris, pick rhubarb and make it into a pie and even tried my hand at cooking escargot with my cousin using ditch snails. (Don’t try this yourself–the pot had to be discarded and the kitchen fumigated!)
I’m a horticulturist, educator, designer and professional speaker, offering workshops and gardening seminars throughout the U.S. since 1997 for growers, nurseries, gardening and floral associations, city planning departments and Lowe’s Home Improvement.
I’ve written many articles for Schultz products, Etera’s catalog, many national gardening publications, the regional publication, Tahoe Quarterly and for Amazon.com, explaining how to make organic gardening easier. I wrote and published two best-selling books, ‘Perennials’ and ‘Mr. Vegetable’s Garden Tips’, specifically for high-desert climates. My 2-hour weekly Q & A radio program with Mr. Vegetable, was a lot of fun and received Best On-Air Talent in the Nation for 2 consecutive years. Our listeners asked every gardening question imaginable so I got a great education reading everything I could get my hands on to be able to answer those questions.
I produced how-to gardening segments for the regional NBC television affiliate, the ABC television affiliate and cable programming, and produced and hosted a 30-minute gardening program for national syndication for the Discovery television channel.
In order to best serve your needs, I would love your input to keep this website fresh and valuable. Contact me here.
In sync with nature,