Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered to be a relaxing activity for many people.
Lucy Warren, Co-author, The California Native Landscape and The Drought-Defying California Garden Several decades ago, Lucy Warren left her business career to follow her passion for plants and horticulture, becoming a UCCE certified Master Gardener in 1994. As a garden writer, she was editor of California Garden magazine, penned articles and a gardening column on edible plants […]
Nicholas Staddon, Horticultural Consultant, spokesperson for TreeTown USA and former Director of New Plants, Monrovia Nicholas Staddon has been working with plant breeders, hybridizers, and professional plant explorers for 25 years, scouring the globe for new creations and discoveries in the plant world. Born in England, Nicholas received credentials in Agricultural Science from Otley Agricultural College. […]
David Mizejewski, Naturalist and Spokesperson for National Wildlife Federation and author, Sharing Your Garden with Wildlife David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. He holds a degree in Human and Natural Ecology from Emory University and has hosted television series on both Animal Planet and NatGeo WILD. He regularly appears on NBC’s […]
Scott Daigre, Co-author, Tomatomania and founder, Tomatomania event and owner, Powerplant Garden Design Scott Daigre is the owner of Powerplant Garden Design, an author, lecturer and wanna-be farmer living with his partner, Sam, plus three goats and 90 chickens in Ojai’s Upper Valley. He is the owner and producer of Tomatomania!, a series of sales […]
Tiger Palafox, Manager, Eco Gardeners at Mission Hills Nursery and co-host, Garden America radio show Tiger Palafox is the owner of ECO Gardeners in San Diego. His family owns and operates Mission Hills Nursery as well. Coming from a nurseryman upbringing, Tiger used his experiences and knowledge to create a holistic landscape company that doesn’t […]