JOE SEALS holds a degree in Environmental Horticulture. He worked his way through retail and wholesale nurseries, as a manager and grower, as well as in landscape design and landscape contracting, then detoured through the corporate gardening book and magazine world, and eventually ended up in the international seed and plant industry as a director in product development, marketing, and sales.
Teaching — off and on — started 40 years ago, with stints at UCLA and adult programs at two other colleges, training of Master Gardeners in three states, and, most recently, the offering up of occasional fun classes within city parks & recreation programs for adults and children.
In addition to client designs he’s done in the varied geographical areas, he’s created his own gardens where he’s lived in California, Wisconsin, Illinois, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington. He currently lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Gardening, of course, has been a passion of his for over 60 years.