I have been gardening since I was 3 years old, and am still learning new things. My favorite plant is the columbine, and when I was 9 I won a red ribbon at the fair with those colorful flowers. I love the challenge of planting vegetables among my perennial and annual beds. I have a pond and winter my lilies inside, under grow lights. It is a thrill to go past them with laundry, and see them blooming in the middle of winter. I was in 4H and my favorite projects were gardening, landscaping, and entomology. Frank, my cat, is named after my grandfather. I have been a master gardener for since 1994, and I enjoy looking up the answers to questions I do not know.