Debra E. Giron, Designer, Owner.
ACNP (Arizona Certified Nursery Professional)
and A.A.S. Degreed in Ornamental Horticulture since 1993
A Little About Myself
Ever since I was a young girl I enjoyed drawing plants and growing plants. I also enjoyed learning about plants and plant science, as well as designing and planting gardens and landscapes.
In High School I had two years of Horticultural Science and my High School boasted two full size greenhouses. Our horticulture teacher took us to arboretums and botanic gardens helped us learn about plants, mostly through hands-on experiences.
My first job at the age of 15 was watering plants and potting plants at a nursery. My horticulture teacher saw my love of drawing and plants and encouraged me to study Landscape Architecture.
I studied Landscape Architecture at Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning from 1987-1989. I then moved to Arizona and finished my Associates Degree in Ornamental Horticulture, with an emphasis in Landscape Design, at Mesa Community College in 1993.
I have worked at various plant nurseries and know my plant material well. I also became an Arizona Certified Nursery Professional in 1993.