Heavy Petal

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Gender MALE
Occupation budding horticulturalist/garden artist
Location Moses Lake, WA, United States
Introduction Passionate about plants, and living in a zone 5b/6a. I seem to have a strong focus on herbaceous perennials and woody ornamentals. Trees are growing on me and will be the main focus for awhile in my new garden. Shrubs will play an important part as well-got to love those viburnums. I am a garden artist, that has a consulting business with a small (but expanding) nursery. I am always on the look out for new varieties of plants, plants that have been lost to the trade, and great species that don't take over. Remember-Beauty is the Mistress, the Gardener Her Slave
Interests gardening, herbaceous perennials, rat terriers, antiques, food, wine, plants, vegetables, furniture, steampunk, victorian, beaux arts, kitchens, bathrooms, wallpaper, skulls, chalkware lamps, french food, museums, farmers markets, tropical plants, garden design, horticulture, architecture, local business, travel, England, Eglish gardens, collecting junk, art
Favorite Movies gosh do I have to pick just one? Kinky Boots, Grey Gardens (have you seen the musical on You Tube?) Volver, All About My Mother, Bad Education Jeux d'enfants dont you love Marion Cotillard? You mihgt know her better from the Russell Crowe film Good Year, Last Chance Harry, Stranger Than Fiction, Gabrielle, Mame, Giant, Mrs. Parker and the Viscious Circle, Grace of My Heart, American Beauty, Lost in Translation, Chocolate, Henry and June, My Man Godfry, Julie and Julia, Avenue Montaigne
Favorite Music I have a wide range, opera to techno, swing to classic country, 80's, Mambo, Jazz, Swing, late 60's/early 70's. Sarah Brightman, Pink, Sia, Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics, Dido, Lisa Stansfield, Swing Our Sister, Imogen Heap, Yma Sumac, Maria Muldaur, Black Eyed Peas (and yes Fergie too, ) Kiirsty Hawkshaw and Opus III, the music of Hildegard von Bingen, Django Reinhardt, Marlene Dietrich, Sara Montiel, Sylvia Copeland, Rita Moss, Tante Leen, Márta Szirmai, Ângela Maria, Lata Mangeshkar, Keely Smith, Shirley Bassey, Chavela Vargas, Stevie Nicks, Blondie, BT, New Order, B-52s, Brian Ferry, Simply Red, Culture Club, The Smiths, Carol King, Kate Bush, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, Billy Holiday, Duke Special, Joni Mitchell, Nana Mouskouri, Bill Withers, Tori Amos, The White Stripes, The Cure, Kristen Vigard, Diana Krall, Barbra Streisand & Burt Bacharach, Peter Paul & Mary, Peter Frampton, Al Stewart, The Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beloved
Favorite Books I read a lot of history, historical fiction...yes, even some of Oprah's book club. Austen, Anne Rice...gosh, you know how many books there are out there????