Caroline Meade interviews long time active member and

Master Gardener

Anne Caprioglio

What is your biggest success?

I consider my two navel orange trees my biggest success. I planted these trees many years ago and they didn’t do much. After joining the Garden Club, I learned from Peggy Magde that the most important thing for citrus was to fertilize. Thanks to her advice I fertilize four times a year. I have had lots of wonderful oranges from these trees ever since

Biggest Lesson

If you are going to spend $100 on your garden, spend $90 on the soil. If you don’t do this, the plants aren’t going to do well and you are wasting your money. And mulch, mulch, mulch.

Garden tool I can’t live without.

My trusty clippers. I keep a pair in a drawer in the entry. Every time I go outside I take them with me and clip and deadhead whatever I see.

Favorite Garden View

The best thing I can see from my house is the birds that come and splash around in my bird bath.