My name is Lisa Johnson. I am an avid gardener in the Northern Virginia area. My purpose is to share my knowledge and enthusiasm of gardening in a way that will encourage people of all levels, from the beginner to the expert. I hope to shed light on gardening from a hands-on, common sense approach, and to share views that many might have missed. I promise to keep all blogs short and full of things to think about. I encourage idea swapping, tips, solutions and comments.