Helen’s the big sister; Sarah’s the little sister. For most of our children’s lives, our families have lived two doors from each other on a tree-lined street in east Toronto (Canadian Zone 6; USDA Zone 5).
Trying to grow things under Norway maples on land that was once the sandy, sandy shore of ancient Lake Iroquois, we have an intimate knowledge of what it means to fail and succeed in dry shade.
Sarah is a graphic designer who teaches her craft at a community college. Helen is a freelance copywriter, a volunteer with the Toronto Master Gardeners, and founding member of a local powerwalking club.