I don't know about you, but I'm drawn to the unusual, whether it's interior design, fashion, or plants. It doesn't mean that the unusual is right for me all the time, but every now and then it's fun to experiment.
Paula Gross is the assistant director of the University of North Carolina Charlotte Botanical Gardens. She has a masters in horticulture from the University of Georgia, and teaches courses on horticulture and plant identification. In addition, she writes a periodic column on horticultural issues and provides information on gardening questions.