This garden blog is a new beginning for me, as I transition out of my career long profession in education to a new life in the garden. My mother and my grandparents before me spent many hours in the garden, feeding their families, and enjoying the satisfaction of growing beautiful things in the earth. I am proud to follow in their footsteps. My three darling daughters, who have been the heart of my life, have also been part of my garden journey, tagging along after me these many years, digging in the dirt, reciting the names of flowers, and enjoying fresh veggies from the garden. Now that they are grown women, they too will be part of my blog, gardeners in their own right, as they build their careers and their families. Together we will explore Jill's garden, sharing our family stories, and showing you the wonders of what's growing in my backyard.