I have been promising I would profile some gardeners in our community. I really have been negligent in that it has taken me so long to post my first one! Here she is, Diann Nance.
Diann is a well known gardener in the community due to the extensive community service she has performed, and many clubs she belongs to. Not only is she a member of my garden club, (Beachaven Garden Club), but she is a Master Gardener (a post is forthcoming about the Master Gardeners), a retired school teacher, a part time teacher at Austin Peay, a recipient of Tennessee State University Small Farmer of the Year Award in the Alternative Agriculture category, and a small business owner! She is a hard worker and an asset to anything she is involved with.
Diann's business is called Diann's Greenhouse. She specializes in herbs, but has some fruit and other types of plants as well. When embarking on opening the greenhouse, Diann looked around at what Clarksville had to offer in the way of greenhouses. What she found was herbs were a small niche she could successfully work her way into.
Not only is Diann VERY knowledgeable about growing herbs, but she astounds me at her skills in using the herbs in cooking, soap making, potpourri and many other crafts. Anyone who has had the pleasure of tasting Diann's cooking will know what I am talking about! She is my choice for Gardener of the Month and the first of what I hope to be a long list.
Can you guess what type of fruit is pictured in the second picture? Hint: It is NOT a grapefruit but it is sour. Post your guess in the comment section if you think you know the right answer.
in the garden....