Mama Knows Best: Jon Carloftis


With Mother's Day coming up, we thought it would be fun to ask our writers, friends, and favorite Kentuckians to share the best advice their own mothers ever gave them.
Image via JonCarloftis.com

Gardener Jon Carloftis shared this advice:
Momma always said be true to yourself and never forget where you are from. It's been pretty good advice in New York.
I've had the pleasure of interviewing Jon, and I have to say that he is one of the most unassuming and down-to-earth people I've ever met. You'd never know that he's designed gardens for celebrities and major corporations. When he talks about family, friends, and his passion for gardening, he sounds like a smart, talented guy from Laurel County who followed his dreams. I think he took that good advice to heart.

{Thanks so much to Jon for sharing his mother's great advice!}