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Pat Roome, Master Gardener 

Pat Roome is a 40-plus-year Master Gardener with a large garden in Bellevue in which she grows vegetables, flowers, fruit trees, shrubs, and trees. She has taught horticultural topics in the community to many groups over the years, and her classes are in high demand.  She specializes in consulting with homeowners and makes suggestions for changes and how they can be accomplished.

Pat has been a gardener all her life. She remembers being just three years old and transplanting seedling Snapdragons.

When Pat graduated from high school in England there was no option for women to study horticulture so she became a nurse.

She and her husband emigrated to Seattle and Pat was keen to pursue her love of plants. She started her landscape design work in the early 1970s and, shortly after, became a Master Gardener. Later she became a Certified Professional Horticulturist in Washington State. She was hired by several prestigious engineering companies as a Landscape Consultant. For many years she worked for CH2M HILL and provided designs and plans for the Seattle Water Department.

Pat's memoir is now available on Amazon!
Memories of an Octogenarian: Growing up in War-torn London

View Pat's posts on the ENN website
Pat generously offers advice for reducing maintenance and increasing effectiveness related to tasks such as planting, pruning, and fertilizing. She shares the most useful garden tools to have and ideas to reduce the effort needed to enjoy your garden - whatever its size.

Gardening for Seniors

Planting Secrets for a Healthy Garden

Growing Tomatoes is Easier Than You Think

Gardening in Dry Conditions

Prepare in the Fall for a Healthier Lawn in Spring

Planting Bulbs for Spring Blooming

Winter Flowers!

 

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