Category Archive: Garden Talent

The Secret Science Behind Successful Gardening

Posted by on July 25, 2014


Create a thriving, year-round garden with proper planning. By strategically planning your garden layout, you can combine growing areas for plants, flowers, herbs, vegetables, and even fruits that will flourish. This type of gardening, also called companion planting, has been used by different cultures around the world for centuries. By combining compatible plants in your garden, […]

GrowIt! There’s an app for that

Posted by on July 23, 2014

GrowIt! collage

This profile is a departure from highlighting an emergent in the field of horticulture; this post is about an emergent product called GrowIt! created by Seth Reed and Mason Day, co-founders of GrowIt! Here is an interview on how GrowIt! came to be, and following this account is a profile of Mason Day. This is […]

CLOSED Garden (books) Gone Wild — 7 Book Giveaway

Posted by on June 2, 2014

Gardening Gone Wild

Garden Talent Fran Sorin, with Gardening Gone Wild, is hosting a 7 book giveaway.~@HelenYoest Click to Tweet!         Plants With Benefits was included among the other 6 amazing books. Be sure to check out THIS LINK to enter. Plants With Benefits, featured in the New York Times, written by Helen Yoest “As I was writing […]

Garden Talent: Derek Bossen

Posted by on May 15, 2014

Derek N. Bossen

Name: Derek N. Bossen Age: 44 Occupation: Landscape Designer, Horticulturist Place of Employment: GreenBoss Design, Peconic, New York Where you went to college: SUNY Farmingdale, UGA Athens What is your earliest garden memory? Anticipating the Crocus and Forsythia in spring. What made you decide to enter the field of horticulture? I always liked getting dirty […]

Garden Talent: Gregory Smaus

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Gregory Smaus

Name: Gregory Smaus Age: 35 Occupation: Gardener, Designer Place of Employment: Owner: Native Root Designs, LLC, Poulsbo, WA Maintenance Manager: Rock Solid Landscapes, Seattle, WA Where you went to college: Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA What is your earliest garden memory? One summer when I was around 12 I called my dad complaining about being bored. I would come home from […]

Garden Talent: Caleb Melchior

Posted by on May 1, 2014


Going forward… These are the bright young minds going forward into the field of horticulture.  Meet Caleb Melchior, thanks for sharing with Gardening with Confidence! And thank you for all you do! Please visit the Garden Profiles – Plants, Products, and People, Plus Art (on this blog) for other interviews of bright young minds. Name: Caleb […]

Garden Talent: Nicole Brait

Posted by on April 24, 2014

Nicole Brait

Name: Nicole Brait Age: 43 Occupation: Landscape Designer and Student at New York Botanical Garden Place of Employment: Currently studying Landscape Design at New York Botanical Garden Where you went to college: Colby College What is your earliest garden memory? My dad is an avid vegetable gardener. He had probably the biggest vegetable garden suburbia […]