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October 8, 2009

Gen Y, yet again

Susan L. Morrison, who writes the Blue Planet Garden Blog out of Northern California, weighs in on the Gen Y gardening debate in a guest post on the outrageously popular garden blog, Garden Rant.

She makes some of the points first made here on Garden Variety and adds some new thoughts. Boomers consider gardening a hobby, she said. But this is what she has concluded about Gen Y from her garden design business: 

In contrast, Gen Y clients approach their gardens as an integral part of who they are.  They are eager to tell me how they want their gardens to support their lifestyles, whether that means space for organic edibles, a dog run where their pets can still be a part of the family, or a request for kid-friendly plants designed to appeal to toddlers. They understand that their little patch of earth is part of a much bigger environment, and they are respectful of that. Perfect roses aren’t the goal. Some want a garden to nurture while others just want to hang out in one.  Regardless, they all want to experience their gardens, not turn them into plant museums

Check it out. Lemme know what you think.

Posted by Susan Reimer at 3:12 PM | | Comments (0)
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About Susan Reimer
Susan Reimer has spent 16 years writing about raising kids - among other topics - in her column for The Baltimore Sun. And every time son Joseph or daughter Jessie passed another milestone - driver's license, college, wedding or a move to a new military duty station - she has planted another garden. Now she will be writing about those gardens - and yours - here on Garden Variety.

Susan isn't an expert gardener, but she wasn't an expert mother, either. Both - the kids and the gardens - seem to be doing well in spite of her.

She lives in Annapolis with her husband, Gary Mihoces, who loves to cut his grass but has noticed that there seems to be less of it every time the kids pass another milestone.

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