Gardening's in My Roots. My religion - Roman Catholicism - keeps me grounded. My children and grandchildren and friends are my lifeblood. Plants, gardens, photography, and travel are my passions. I graduated from Collinwood High School (Cleveland, OH) where an interest in science took hold; Miami University (Oxford, OH) was the second stop in my science (Botany and Zoology) education; and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) and the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, Nebraska) completed my graduate and post-graduate studies. Studies at Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA) added to my horticultural knowledge. My mind and heart are open to different perspectives and philosophies.