Ben

Pacific Northwest

http://streissguthgardens.com

I have been in the landscaping industry for over 25 years, gardening in USDA zone 8B. Mostly working in residential maintenance and small projects. In addition to running a small business, I am the part-time director of Streissguth Gardens, a one acre public garden in Seattle, WA.

My interests in landscaping range from plant id, to database/GIS management of both public and private gardens. Additionally, I have a special passion for irrigation.

If anyone is the process of taking a private garden and opening it to the public contact me and we can chat, especially if you're in Wa, Or, or BC.

In my spare time I'm often found (mostly lurking) on the StackOverflow site looking for programming tips as I try my hand at Ruby-on-Rails programming.