LETTER from the outdoor LIFESTYLE editor
Whenever I take the stage at a gardening event, I always preface that I am a landscaper by trade and a gardener in my soul. Now, this may not seem like an odd combination, as most people assume that these two roles are the same, but trust me, they are very different. When I go into a backyard with my landscaper hat on, I am looking at ways to add decks, patios, spaces for barbecues and hot tubs, shade, privacy and all of the things associated with outdoor living. As a gardener, my priorities change. I am looking at opportunities for growing beautiful plants, trees, shrubs and all sorts of gardens.
Landscaping is my job, but gardening is how I feed my soul!
Carson Arthur, HGtv Personality