A gardener all my life, I have worked as a professional Horticulturist for over 35 years. 23 of those years have been spent at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (formally Como Park Conservatory). My main emphasis while there was in developing, maintaining and nurturing the Como Ordway Memorial Japanese Garden and the Conservatory Bonsai Collection. Experience has also included garden design, nursery and greenhouse production. Extremely familiar with the challenges and rewards of gardening in the upper Midwest.