I am a 'down to earth' gardener in Maryland, with perpetually dirty fingernails. I own a whole wardrobe of well worn and comfortable gardening duds and I am a sucker for gardening gadgets galore! I love to blog about the gardening world, its fads and trends and have personally killed most plants at least once. I am a garden designer by profession (see Claire Jones Landscapes) but there is no rhyme or reason to my own garden. If I want a plant, I buy and stick it somewhere just because I 'need' it! Gardening is my passion and I find it leads you to other interests, such as cooking, entertaining, decorating, and flower arranging. You can also follow my blog at The Garden Diaries.