Garden Writer

Garden Writers

A professional landscape designer since 1991, Cherie specializes in creating garden spaces for homes, businesses and schools that reflect and respect place. She utilizes native and well-adapted plant materials so that the landscape not only requires less maintenance and is better for the environment, it also allows for a nurturing habitat for both creatures and those that enjoy watching them. She attended Texas A&M University, graduating summa cum laude from Texas Woman’s University in 1984. She is certified as a Texas Master Gardener and Landscape Design Critic and has designed schoolyard habitats and environmental curriculum across Texas.

Cherie is a member of Garden Writer’s of America, Great Garden Speakers and American Horticultural Society and, besides her books for both children and adults, has written more than 60 articles for various publications, including Texas Gardener, Houston House and Home, and Southern Living Magazine.  She’s also a guest columnist for newspapers, blogs and professional journals and is creator of, a website for Texas gardeners.

Follow Cherie’s popular blog, GARDEN DISHES: Dishin’ the DIRT on HIT & MYTH Landscaping for information, insight or just entertainment from one of the most highly regarded voices in gardening today.

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