A lifetime gardener, who inherited my love of gardening from mother and grandmother,
I am a freelance writer with a BA degree in Mass Media. As a Master Gardener emeritus, I’ve given numerous presentations on herbs, container gardening, forcing bulbs for indoors, and butterfly gardens. ( A Master Gardener emeritus means old Master Gardener)
Freelance writing credits include: Missouri Gardener and several other State By State publications, AAA Midwest Traveler, Grit, Herb Companion, Kansas City Homes and Gardens, Kansas City Star, Green Prints, Southern Living, Missouri Life and Kansas City Gardener, AAA Southern Traveler.
My gardens have inspired many recipes published in Herb Companion, Southern Living Annual Recipes Cookbook, and The Best Of Country Cooking Cookbook, Woman’s Day.
Professional memberships have included the Missouri Writers Guild, National Garden Writers Association, Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc., and the Kansas City Press Club.
I helped launch the Junior Master Gardener program in the Kansas City area. It was my pleasure to host many garden programs and tours as well as be a recipient of numerous gardening awards.