Ann Deseran

My yard in Glen Ellen is a job unto itself. 

My yard in Glen Ellen is a job unto itself. 

In 2000, I moved from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where our yard was full of camellia bushes to Glen Ellen where I learned to love echinacea. I'm a former teacher, who, in retirement, has made my former gardening hobby into a mini business. Miniblooms specializes in perennial-centric, small-plot landscaping and does everything from pots and windows to butterfly gardens and drought-tolerant yards. Though we focus on residential, we also do some retail spaces (check us out at the Glen Ellen Market). 

Favorite form of therapy: Digging holes with a pick-axe.

Favorite places to travel: Mexico and New York.

Favorite people: My grandsons who live in San Francisco. Does my dog count?

Contact us at miniblooms@gmail.com.

 

 

Andy Deseran

On my days off you can can find me leading packs of wild children through the Bouverie Preserve.

On my days off you can can find me leading packs of wild children through the Bouverie Preserve.

Though I never thought that I would retire from being a sociology professor to be an employee of Miniblooms, I find that I've been able to apply my decades of studying human social relationships to the dynamics that play out in the gardening world—an often guarded community that I've been lucky enough to observe from the inside. The only difference is that I've given up a desk and now often find myself on my knees, which luckily are protected by kneepads. The socio-economic inequalities involved in class, race and gender identity—it's all here! You just have to know where to search amongst the native grasses.

Favorite form of therapy: Bicycling and grilling.

Favorite places to travel: Fly fishing anywhere.

Favorite people: My grandsons. Oh, wait! Does my dog count?

Contact us at miniblooms@gmail.com.