I'm the communications coordinator for the UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology. A self proclaimed "brown thumb," I've come to believe my brown thumb just needs a little fertilizer. I garden in the early evening - usually followed by the kids (Will, 6, and Kaity, 4)and dogs (Max and Tebow). I do most of the dreaming in the garden and then talk my husband, John, into doing the heavy labor. My gardening zone is 8b and/or 9a depending on the season.