Hi. I’m Len Geiger. I started my first flower garden as a kid in Oregon. Today, I maintain a thriving Mediterranean garden outside my home in Vista, California. Growing palms and cycads is my specialty, though I’m an equal opportunity plant lover. Another of my great passions is travel. From my days in the United States Marine Corps up through my present life as a devoted family man, I’ve fed my wanderlust with journeys to all kinds of exotic locales. After all, gardening and travel naturally go hand-in-hand. Both slow the aging process. Force you to learn, adapt and grow. And nourish us all on a very deep, sustaining, organic level. Blend all these interests together, and you have Married To Plants. I welcome you to join me on my journey.
The name “Married to Plants” came from a comment my wife made one summer while trying to find me “hiding” in my garden. “I feel like a garden widow,” she announced then. In order to be a “widow”, you must first be married. So the play on words was born.
When I told some friends and family that I was going to start a gardening blog they thought I was nuts. But than again, they already thought I was nuts for how much time I devoted to gardening anyway. I always remind them that for most people that like to dig in the dirt, gardening is just a hobby. For a select few it is a lifestyle. If you don’t know the difference, you won’t understand our passion. So yeah, one can say Married to Plants is a lifestyle blog. A lifestyle blog centered around Mediterranean climate gardening, mixed in with some travel and sprinkled with a few reviews. But always centered around the plants we love.