GardenRant debuted back in June of 2006 with the mission to “uproot the gardening world” and be a home to “opinionated” garden writers like founders Amy Stewart, Michele Owens and Susan Harris.
Twelve years later, Amy and Michele have moved on but GardenRant continues to attract strong voices in garden writing – like the new contributors we’re proud to introduce today. And as you can tell from their bios, these newest Ranters know a LOT about plants.
Scott Beuerlein is the Manager of Botanical Garden Outreach at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Scott is Chair of the Boone County Arboretum Collections Committee, past Chairman of Taking Root, past President of the Cincinnati Flower Growers Association, and Past Chairman of the Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council.
He has published over 90 magazine articles, including in Ohio Gardener, Horticulture Magazine,and American Nurseryman. He currently writes the “Only in Ohio” column for Ohio Gardener.
Scott is an ONLA Certified Landscape Technician and an ISA Certified Arborist, and is somehow living in domestic bliss with a loving wife, a plotting cat, and an over-sized garden.
Visit Scott’s website: www.scottbeuerlein.com
Carol Reese is an Extension Horticulture Specialist housed at the University of Tennessee’s West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson. She is a nationally known speaker, blending equal parts gardening knowledge, natural lore, and quirky humor.
Carol is the gardening and nature columnist for several newspapers, as well as a contributor to several gardening magazines. She was also the Q&A columnist for Horticulture Magazine for several years.
Her B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture are from Mississippi State University, and she could also add her Ph.D. if she “had ever written that damn dissertation!” While there, she taught classes in Plant Materials, and co-taught Landscape Design for non-LA majors alongside a “real” landscape architect.
She attributes her love of horticulture to being raised on a farm by generations of plant nuts, including a grandfather who dynamited his garden spot each spring to “break up his hard pan.” Carol’s very personal appreciation of natural lore is at least partially a result of her near daily rambles through the wild areas near her home with her motley collection of mutts, also known as the strong-willed breed of “Amalgamations.”