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About Mara Grey

Welcome! As a garden consultant on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle with over 40 years of personal and professional experience, I know the ups and downs of gardening well. 

I have a degree in Botany, experience as a Master Gardener and certified nursery professional plus years of landscape gardening.  I'm also the author of "The Lazy Gardener" and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Flower Gardening."

Right now, I'm the caretaker of the Appletree Garden, the flower garden

at the Whidbey Institute.  Fun!

All photos © Mara Grey

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