Editorial Feature Writing
This page surveys some of the 200+ editorial features I wrote, and, in some cases, also photographed, for both trade and consumer publications. Topics range from plant profiles to my own gardens, landscaping, plant science, horticulture, gardening how-to, floral symbolism and plant lore.
Client Endorsement: “Geri loves to grow plants, loves to talk plants, and loves to write about the uses and folklore of plants. Whether on national TV or one-on-one with a student, her enthusiasm for all things horticultural is instantly contagious.” Ray Mims, Director of Horticulture, United States Botanical Garden, Wasington, D.C.
@GardenGeri has entertained and educated hundreds of audiences in Television, Radio, Webcast and live audience formats. Her unique blend of content and entertainment has also helped drive more than $10 million in purchases for commercial clients.
For more than two decades, her unique blend of horticultural knowledge and readable style have made her a beloved voice of horticulture in the Southeastern states and across the nation. Her writing has appeared in virtually every major trade journal and consumer gardening publication.
Sample articles include:
“Beginning Bonsai” premier “Art in the Garden” column for Horticulture Magazine Jan/Feb 2013, pp 84-86.
“Tussie-Mussies and the Language of Flowers.” Flower Magazine.p 68 – 73. Spring, 2008
“There’s Nothing so Rare.” Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publication: Perennials Spring, 2001
“Forever Green: Atlanta Botanical Garden partnerships in Ecuador.” The Public Garden, Vol. 22, #2,
“Native Orchids in Tissue Culture at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.” The Public Garden, Vol. 21, #4, 2006, p. 39-40.
“Conifer Collection at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.” Conifer Quarterly, Vol. 19 No.1, Winter 2002, p.28.
“Add Timeless Shrubs to Your Garden: Try These Shrubs.” Herb Companion Magazine, 1/6/2009
“Save Money, Cut Costs – with Herbs?” Herb Companion Magazine12/11/2008
“Get Your Feet Wet” Herb Companion Magazine April 1, 2000 p 38
“A Zoo Garden.” Herb Companion Magazine, August 2000 p 19 Cover Story
“Pilgrim’s Progress” Herb Companion Magazine. November 2000 p 26
“A blooming miracle.” Herb Companion Magazine. January 1999
“Memory Blooms.” Herb Companion Magazine. April 2004
“What I wish I’d done this summer.” Herb Companion Magazine. August 1999, p 56
“Peter Rabbits Garden.” Herb Companion Magazine December/January 1996
“A Lemon Garden.” The Herb Companion, June/July 1996 p 32 Cover Story
“A Subversive Knot Garden.” Herb Companion Magazine, October/November 1995
“Tussie-Mussies” Herb Companion Magazine, April 1996 p 48
“The Garden Beckons” Herb Companion Magazine, February 1997, p 38
“Herbs with a View” Herb Companion Magazine, April 1998, p 26
“Weddings Around the Clock.” Herb Companion Magazine, February 2004 p 35
“Add Timeless Shrubs to Your Garden.” Herb Companion Magazine, December 2000 p 26
“Sentiments, Scented and Seeded.” Herb Companion Magazine, February 2005
Southeastern Regional Columnist, 2 dozen+ columns for Herb Companion Magazine.
Tussie-Mussies (first published in 1993, reprinted and then issued in paperback) has sold more than 93,000 copies. The standard reference for florists, floral designers, and floral stylists in film and television, Tussie-Mussies remains the most-often cited work on the subject.
30-city Publicity Tour covered the U.S from Seattle to Boston and from Los Angeles to West Palm Beach
Good Morning America, Home Matters and NPR
Tussie-Mussie presentations at Philadelphia Flower Show, Chelsea American Flower Show, Cincinnati Flower Show, Southeastern Flower Show, Pacific North West Garden Show, New York Botanical Garden, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Chicago Flower & Garden Show (among others)
American Institute of Floral Designers, keynote presentation, Anaheim, CA
Best Book Award, Garden Clubs of Georgia
Book of the Month selection
Garden Book Club feature