Meet Jennifer Ott, owner of My Thyme Gardens. Originally from Traverse City, Michigan, Jennifer’s love and passion for nature began as a young child. Growing up in the country with woods as her backyard, her family’s vegetable garden was larger than her house. In later years, while living and gardening in Kodiak, Alaska, she would collect seaweed from the beaches in order to shift the volcanic ash-filled soil of her garden into rich, fertile soil. As her gardens flourished, her curiosity about gardening was piqued. She furthered her knowledge by working for The Mossy Tree, LLC back in her hometown of Traverse City. After five years of gardening, she was ready to open her own landscaping business in Macomb. Seven years of successfully running her own crew has been fulfilling as she has created a garden community of friends. She is now stepping into her talents of educating clients and designing gardens, narrowing her scope and fine-tuning her passions.
Jennifer designs long-lasting and living works of art in your gardens with a palette of hardy perennials for Michigan gardeners. Her passion is to educate and nurture the gardener in all of us, listening to what the earth is saying and becoming stewards of the earth. She carefully selects plants that encourage pollinators by incorporating only top-performing perennials. With Jen as your guide, expect seasons of lush growth and color in your garden. “We are a part of this beautiful planet and its ecosystem for a limited amount of time, but it is plenty of time to tend to the soil and leave a healthy mark on Mother Nature. May we add to the beauty of her song.” – from the blog.