JO ELLEN MEYERS SHARP
Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, a 25-year, award-winning veteran of newspaper journalism, owns Write for You! LLC, a freelance writing and editing business. She was a regular contributor to Indiana Gardening from 2009 to 2019, and founding editor of Iowa Gardener, Michigan Gardening, Minnesota Gardener and Wisconsin Gardening magazines. She edited those magazines from 2012 to 2018.
She's editor of On the QT, the award-wining newsletter of GardenComm: Garden Communicators International. She wrote an award-winning weekly gardening column for The Indianapolis Star, 1989 to 2019. She blogs for several corporations and is a frequent guest on television, radio and web broadcasts.
An Indiana Advanced master Gardener, she co-teaches the City Gardener Program with a Purdue-Marion County Horticulture Extension Education. She is a garden coach and has an all-season container planting business. For nearly 25 years, she has worked at a large, independent garden center in Indianapolis, including a stink as buyer of perennials, trees and shrubs. She's co-author of the Indiana Gardener's Guide, author of The Visitor's Guide to American Gardens, and contributor to Oxford Companion to the Garden and Phaidon's The Gardener's Garden. A popular speaker, she is a member of GreatGardenSpeakers.org, where she has more than 50 five-star rated reviews.
Jo Ellen is the immediate past president of GardenComm, a member of Indiana landmarks Historic Landscapes Committee, and former director of the Horticultural Society at Newfields (formerly Indianapolis Museum of Art).
She’ll share them with you when she appears at the Flower + Patio Show on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 20.