What are the differences between public and private gardening? This week on We Dig Plants, Carmen Devito and Alice Marcus Krieg are talking with Aly Fox, Head Gardener at Groundworks, Inc., and public garden designer, Ronda Brand. Hear about Aly and Ronda’s backgrounds in horticulture, and how their training influenced their careers. Learn about the social impact of public landscape design, and the peculiarities of working for a private client. What elements are important for Ronda take into consideration when designing a public space? Hear about Aly’s gardening pet peeves, and how Japanese gardens taught Aly about sanctuary. Thanks to our sponsor, Hearst Ranch.

“Plants are so sensitive. At the same time they can be very durable, but you have to stay on top of it.” [11:20] — Aly Fox on We Dig Plants

“In the public sphere, you have to create immediate impact in those spaces. Those spaces are being used all of the time… it needs to look good the day you put it in.” [17:50] — Ronda Brand on We Dig Plants