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ExMoShow Podcast: New Episode, Janet Baruch

In the latest Expressing Motherhood podcast episode I interviewed Janet Baruch.

Landscape Designer Janet Baruch. Owner of Greenway Gardens.
Landscape Designer Janet Baruch. Owner of Greenway Gardens.

She is a landscape designer based out of Richmond, Virginia. After going through a divorce, years ago now, she went and earned her certificate to become a landscape designer and started her own successful business, Greenway Gardens.

A parterre garden Janet designed years ago now flourishing.
A parterre garden Janet designed years ago now flourishing.

Janet has two girls in their 20’s and 3 stepsons in their late 20’s and early 30’s and is happily re-married.

She’s also my Aunt and one of my favorite people!

Fresh figs cut from Janet's fig tree in her yard.
Fresh figs cut from Janet’s fig tree in her yard.

We covered how she built her business, at first working for free. How she tells people right up front how much she charges and sends over a contract before beginning work and she admits she needs to do more with social media. She does have an Instagram account but tends to post a lot of photos of her dog.

Her dog Oliver and flowers!
Her dog Oliver and flowers!

We had a great conversation and it’s quite informative, if you listen to it and have the time please leave a review on iTunes and subscribe to the show. In this day and age toughness seems to be defined by tattoos and hair dye, though my aunt only sports blonde hair and no tattoos she is tough, smart and cool while also offering some Southern charm.

Enjoy!

Click here to listen or go to iTunes and search under podcasts for Expressing Motherhood.