Welcome to the La Sumida Blog. This is a new venue for us, so let us start by introducing ourselves.
My name is Judi Smith. I am A Santa Barbara Native and have been with La Sumida for over 21 years. I lived in North Idaho for ten years where I learned do “extreme” gardening, with short seasons and no water. I received my horticulture degree at Spokane Community College, but in my opinion the best education came from trading information with our growers, gardeners and customers at La Sumida Nursery. My areas of special interest are garden color, perennials, cottage gardens, containers, and vegetable gardening.
My name is D. Honer. I am not quite a Goleta Native; my parents bought their property here when I was 18 months old. I have been at La Sumida for ten years. I studied Environmental Horticulture at SBCC after a career in retail management. My areas of special interest are edible landscaping, Mediterranean and drought tolerant, trees, and California native plants. I love working at La Sumida. I get to work with plants and learn something new every day.
We will be sharing blog space. Check back soon. we look forward to your input.
Judi & D