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Jayme Jenkins, Podcast Host, Site Administrator & Editor

After recently leaving my corporate sales job of 9 years, I am now a full-time garden enthusiast, business owner, and blogger.  I created Nest In Style to share my love of gardening and modern design.  Hence the reason I created aHa! Modern Living.  I recently received my Home Horticulture Certificate from Oregon State University.  In the past, I refused to speak Latin and referred to plants only by their common names.  However, after my first visit to a wholesale nursery, where plant tags don’t exist, I learned very quickly the value of knowing each plant’s Latin name.

I love experimenting with plant combinations and various hardscape materials. I admit, I’m an impatient gardener. I often uproot plants that were thoughtfully placed last week, and move them to another area the following weekend. My partner and I spend most sunny days maintaining, creating, or completely re-doing, our garden beds. As an inspired do-it-yourselfer, I have built furniture, decks, garden sheds, arbors, and walkways for our home.

Words to live by, especially in the garden:  Fail Faster. Succeed Sooner. by David Kelley

Contact Me or visit my online garden store aHa! Modern Living

Teresa O’Connor, Podcast Host

I was trained as a Master Gardener in California and Idaho. I’m passionate about sustainable gardening, local foods, healthy living and seasonal folklore from the past; and enjoy writing about these topics for print and online publications. A bit of a gypsy at heart, I’ve lived everywhere from downtown Boston to the Bavarian Alps. I currently reside near the Boise foothills (Zone 6B), where I co-authored “Grocery Gardening: Planting, Preparing and Preserving Fresh Food,” (Cool Springs Press, 2010). Learn more at my blog www.seasonalwisdom.com or find me on Twitter @SeasonalWisdom.

Margaret Hoyenga, Blog Contributor

I am a salesperson by day and everything else by night.  She has graciously asked me to contribute to her blog because we have known each other for over ten years.  Over those ten years, we have been through many things including home decorating, gardening and home improvement successes and failures.  When it comes to gardening, EASY is my motto.  I tend to focus more on landscaping and I have designed, developed and maintained numerous yards.  I am a classic do-it-yourselfer with a bent for problem solving.  If you can’t find what you need then design and build it yourself.

My style tends to be a bit of a “mish and mash.”  It borders on Modern/Contemporary, but I have a hard time losing the Antique/Country style, because I own a horse and those styles can set you back a hundred years.    I am here to learn and share everything.  I look forward to communicating with everyone on the internet.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2008 1:52 pm

    🙂

  2. Zel Heaney permalink
    April 8, 2008 4:12 pm

    We are looking for someone to give a small 20 min max talk on growing herbs at home. Just the basic, you sound perfect. Countryside Nursery, Austin Texas Or can you recommend someone? Really would like someone who actually cooks with the herbs they grow.

  3. April 10, 2008 1:24 pm

    Thank you Zel for the invitation! I tried to contact via e-mail but both times the message was sent back to me in error. Sorry if you think I never responded.

  4. dkprinzing permalink
    October 6, 2008 8:53 pm

    Hi Jayme, email me offline (debra@debraprinzing.com) and I will help you brainstorm about writers. I am coming to Eugene in a week’s time to lecture on 10/14 for the Hardy Plant Group of Willamette. Maybe we can connect then/there. debra

  5. March 21, 2009 12:10 pm

    Hey, thanks for stopping by BayAreaTendrils. And Jayme, sorry we didn’t get introduced and have a chance to chat at the Flwr Show’s Wednesday night event. My camera is a Canon powershot, I actually recommend in on my blog’s Amazon ad. My first digital camera, but it is a great performer. Only when I fail to use my tripod are the shot’s ‘less than.’

  6. January 29, 2010 9:06 pm

    Wonderful podcast today ladies! I enjoyed your interview with Jeananne VK and the preview to the SFGS with Interleaf left me wanting to do whatever I can to get out to the show in March. Seeds – Seeds – Seeds in your next podcast. IF you have any questions just ask! ::grin::

  7. May 13, 2010 11:12 am

    Hello, ladies – I want to hear you! So here’s my question: can I sub scribe to your podcast on iTunes? I’ve searched this site but don’t see an iTunes logo anywhere.

    • May 14, 2010 7:08 am

      Hello Susan, thank you for your interest in the Nest In Style podcast. We are not quite on iTunes yet…long story. However, that is about to change once the new website is up. Teresa and I will make a huge announcement, and we will be sure to let you know. Thank you for your patience! ~ Jayme

  8. May 26, 2010 4:17 am

    Hey, thanks for stopping by BayAreaTendrils. And Jayme, sorry we didn’t get introduced and have a chance to chat at the Flwr Show’s Wednesday night event. My camera is a Canon powershot, I actually recommend in on my blog’s Amazon ad. My first digital camera, but it is a great performer. Only when I fail to use my tripod are the shot’s ‘less than.’
    +1

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