MEET YOUR PERSONAL GARDENERS
Sandy Fabec is a lifelong
plant lover and gardener. She learned about growing food, flowers, and
using herbs as medicine from her grandparents. She first began to ID wild
plants for medicinal use when she was about 13 and that led to her study of
the world of wild foods and medicinal herbs in more recent years. Her own
garden reflects the wildness in her own nature, and has been likened to an
Elaine Laymon has gardened
from North Carolina to Seattle but loves western Pennsylvania soil the
best. Her favorite assignment is taming out-of-control perennial beds.
JOIN OUR STAFF OF PERSONAL GARDENERS
Do you love gardening? One Garden at a Time is
always looking for knowledgeable, dependable people who love to garden. Our
year runs from late March to early November. We work Monday through Friday
from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. We do garden maintenance in Murrysville, the east end of Pittsburgh, (including
Edgewood, Point Breeze, Regent Square, Squirrel Hill, and Shadyside,) Oakmont, and Fox Chapel, PA.
Interested? Contact Carol
About owner Carol Chernega
Carol Chernega has worked as a professional
gardener since 1992. She holds a Certificate in Horticulture from
Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA. Her first major gardening job was to
design and install extensive gardens at
Cherry Wood Golf Course near Apollo, PA.
Carol's favorite gardening task is hand pruning so she
decided to specialize in this when she started One Garden at a Time
in 2006. This passion also lead to the development of her Personal
Pruning Coach workshops, and her Pruning Shrubs DVD.
She's been visiting England since 1997, studying
English gardens, literature, and English history. This lead to her
specialization in English garden design in her lectures, writing, and garden
It also lead to her being chosen as the first
International Visitor for the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA).
This honor meant Carol worked for two months in Jane Austen's garden in
left; click for larger view) As
a result of that experience, she now sells Jane Austen merchandise on this
web site. She's a retired President of the
Western Pennsylvania Region of the
Jane Austen Society.
When she's not visiting English gardens, or talking
about them, Carol loves to write about them! She's the English Garden
Editor at BellaOnline . . . read her
articles at the
BellaOnline web site
She's also the author of A Dream House: Exploring
the Literary Homes of England. For more information, please visit
A Dream House Book web site
Carol condensed her knowledge of English garden design
and put it into a tips booklet: How to Create an English Garden,
which is available on this web site.
(learn more about our English garden booklet)
A few of the publications Carol's