About Me


I'm Monica.

I started bent trowel gardener because in this season of my life my main purpose is sharing with people that something that gives me a reason to get up in the morning 

I am passionate about gardening. I think about it all the time. I look at plants like I look at people. Are they friendly or do they just want to take over my space?

I mean there are some really beautiful plants that just give me joy. But there are also plants that are aggressive and bullies. You know the kind. They start out slow, pretty, make you smile kind of plant. Before you know it, that plant is running over the rose your mother gave you. And while you are saving your rose you discover that plant is in another part of your garden clear across the yard! Yikes.

I love gardening. I am not an expert. I've been a Master Gardener. I've been a beginner. And I've learned lots of things.

The one thing I know, is anyone can be a gardener. Anyone. It's a skill.  I want to share what I've learned. I want to help you skip some of the mistakes I've made.

I want you to love gardening too. 

Drawer with herbs