The Old School Homemaker

Leslie SimpsonName: Leslie Simpson

Occupation: Housewife, Homemaker, Gardener, Homesteader
Place of Residence: Boca Raton, Florida

BackGround: Growing up on Amsdale Farm in Newing, Connecticut surrounded by the typical United States countryside it was inevitable that Leslie Simpson would have a love for the great outdoors. With her family’s farming background, she turned her attention to agriculture, gaining her first position at the prestigious at that time Rodway Estate. She began working under the instruction of the head gardener Teresa Jackson. Leslie quickly proved to be a methodical and energetic worker. She was soon tending to private herbaceous borders and maintaining the exquisite vast lawns within the grounds. Rodway Estate was a fantastic training ground for Leslie to learn from some of the most experienced gardeners and practice the traditional gardening skills that we see less and less of today.

Since leaving Rodway Estate, Leslie has worked at many different gardens ranging from city courtyard havens, countryside meadows, traditional herbaceous country gardens, to seaside sun traps. Her main focus has been carrying out full garden restorations, transforming neglected gardens back to their former glory and letting her clients enjoy the outdoor space as they once did.

The restoration process is so important, it not only revives the garden, but Leslie incorporated a new infrastructure into the gardens which made those arduous tasks like weeding low maintenance, making future maintenance both time and cost-effective.

Leslie was called to join the HomeMakerGuide Blog due to the demand and lack of skilled professional gardeners. Leslie Simpson really is a traditional gardener whose knowledge has grown with her experience while also learning from some of the industry experts. Looking forward she plans to pass on his expertise, skill set and work ethic to a new generation of gardeners to revive the future of this dying trade.

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