I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist and an amateur gardener who loves flowering perennials. I garden primarily in East Poland, Maine (USDA zone 5a/4b), but also have a small garden in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (USDA zone 6b) where I teach and live part-time. In this blog, I draw on my gardening experience as I reflect on my own garden, make observations about gardens I visit, and review garden books and garden blogs. Occasionally, I use the lens of my sociological training to consider the social meaning of gardening and to observe the community of garden bloggers. This is my space to share my passion for gardening. Please join me!
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