- Undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University
- Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Florida International University in Miami; graduated in the top 5% of the entire graduate program.
- Winner of the prestigious Torch Award as an outstanding alumnus from the school of landscape architecture at Florida International University.
- Has designed over 1500 gardens and outdoor living areas in south Florida for homes, country clubs, and many commercial properties.
- Nationally-known gardening and design expert
- Has written ten best-selling gardening books, including four books exclusively for Florida. View book details.
- Her work has been featured on the cover of Better Homes & Gardens publications as well as in Southern Living, HGTV Magazine, Fine Gardening, Country Gardens, Country Almanac, Small Gardens, and over 2500 newspapers.
- As an expert in her field, she has appeared on GardenSmart TV, the Fine Living Network, gardenloverstv.com, and numerous local tv shows.
- Designer of the highly-successful side-planting system for Kinsman Company