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 Melinda Myers
 Melinda Myers, Author, TV and Radio Host -

A beautiful landscape can increase the value of your home - but it can also make it a peaceful retreat from the stresses of the day. The joy and surprise that gardening brings with each season renews our spirits and keeps the optimists alive in us all. More information

 B.Rosie Lerner
 B. Rosie Lerner, Extension Consumer Horticulture Specialist - Purdue University

People seem busier than ever and yet horticulture is still among the most popular recreational activities in the US. Demand for information and educational programs continues to increase. More information

 Debra Knapke
 Debra Knapke, Author & Educator - Free-Lance Writier & Speaker

As a teacher, garden designer, and plant lover I have an immense amount of satisfaction from working in Horticulture and the Green Industry. It is a profession in which I will continue to grow. More information

Tracy DiSabato-Aust 
 Tracy DiSabato-Aust, Author & Speaker - Free-lance Communicator

I love to work with people, to educate people, and am doing this on a large scale. I have always enjoyed writing, but had no idea how exciting it is once the books are out! It is probably the most rewarding thing of my career. More information

Denise Adams
 Denise Adams, Ornamental Plant Historian - Author, Speaker, Researcher

Plants sustain us physiologically, psychologically, and aesthetically. Heirlooms provide a valuable link between our present day culture and those who have gone before. More information

Susan Conlon
Susan Conlon, Assistant Editor - HGTV

I am responsible for gathering, editing and updating the online gardening content that supports the HGTV programs. My work includes researching and writing newsletter articles, as well as identifying new gardening trends, tools and products. More information


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