Born with a Green Thumb - Jan Johnsen

The most recent edition of a local magazine '914Inc' featured 28 of Westchester County's accomplished women if you want to know a little about the writer of this garden blog, read article link here:

Born with a Green Thumb

Jan Johnsen
Founder and Co-Principal, Johnsen Landscapes & Pools

When she was in the third grade, Jan Johnsen planted corn seeds on the windowsill of her
family’s New York apartment.  She soon branched out to the fire escape, where pots of flowers
and vegetables thrived. At 16, she won first prize in the Manhattan borough-wide science fair
with an experiment on how sound affects the growth
 of plants. “My teacher thought it was a stupid idea,” she says, “and that made me want to do it more.
I just intuitively knew there was a connection.” Since then, scientists have learned that the
 high-frequency vibrations of birdsong open up the pores on plant leaves so that they absorb
more air and nutrients. 

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  1. Congratulations on the article! I'll show it to Tom when he gets home.

    I really enjoy your blog and the wonderful gardens that you have created!

  2. Your work and passion to teach others speak for themselves... this is just another layer of frosting on the cake... you'll have a television show soon.

  3. What a great blog and such awesome pictures. I'll have to visit again.


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