Hi. My name is Jo-Anne Westerby. I recently moved to beautiful Vancouver Island. I’m a gardener, a struggling painter, love yoga, enamoured with wine, and adore succulents. I’m a recently retired Higher Education Administrator. We built a garden from scratch on 2 acres in southern Ontario (see Through Leaves) for the last 15 years. But ‘home’ aka Vancouver Island was calling. We found the perfect home near Nanaimo, complete with a mature (mostly shrub and tree) 1/2 acre garden. I waited out the first year, watching what was what, what was where, what came up, what did well and what did not. Now it’s time to make it mine! I’m dizzy with the possibilities!!