#175 Katy Buckham: Secret Garden Nursery

(April 20, 2021) LOCAL GIRL AMID THE ROSES & DEER. Our Town host Maryanne McNellis interviews Katy Buckham, manager of Secret Gardens Nursery in Port Townsend. Katy’s a third generation Port Townsend girl. She put in a brief stint in Seattle, getting the big city itch out of her system. But she returned to the gentle pace of Jefferson County. She was a cook and barista at many local hot spots, including the late lamented Sweet Laurette’s (where she met her husband). But in the end her passion for the earth won. She found her niche at Secret Gardens, caring for living plants and administering advice to local gardeners. The pandemic created a lot of novice gardeners. But Katy says the number one question from both novice and veteran gardeners is the same: what can I do about the deer eating my garden?