• BA from Vanderbilt University
  • Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from Florida International University. 
  • Pioneered in the research of colorful, easy landscape plants for south Florida, personally testing 2500 plants for over 10 years to determine the top 200.
  • Wrote 4 best-selling Florida gardening books showing the results of that research.
  • Numerous national and local television and video appearances.
  • Designed over 1500 gardens in Palm Beach county.
  • Personally planted over 16,000 plants in containers to determine which onesĀ gave the best performance with the least amount of care.
  • Wrote 4 best-selling national container gardening books showing the results of her trials.
  • Designed a highly-successful container planting system for Kinsman Company (