Thanks for paying a visit to Black Walnut Dispatch! My name is Mary Gray, and I live and garden in Burke, Virginia, which is in the suburbs of Washington DC. I started gardening in the spring of 2007 and have been obsessed with it ever since. I am a 2011 graduate of the Landscape Design program at The George Washington University, and have done freelance garden design and coaching here in Northern Virginia.
I love to write almost as much as I love to garden, so in November of 2011 I began this blog. The title was inspired by the half dozen or so Black Walnut trees that grow in or adjacent to my garden — trees that are difficult to garden under, but which are also very beautiful. The motivation for this blog is to share my thoughts about gardens, landscape, and design, and to connect with other gardening souls around the world…I hope you enjoy it.