Jessie Keith is a horticulturist, writer, garden photographer, and educator based in Wilmington, Delaware. She writes web and magazine articles on a freelance basis, and serves as a Sun Gro Horticulture garden expert, supporting web articles for its retail brands (Fafard, Black Gold, and Sunshine Advanced) in addition to assisting with their social media, websites, and other communications. She also maintains the blog www.botanicalsage.com. Her work has been published in many periodicals, to include The American Gardener, Horticulture, Grow! (formerly The Green Scene), The Old House Journal, Wilder Quarterly, Canadian Gardening, and more.
Degrees in both horticulture and botany give Jessie a unique perspective into the plant world—offering both practical and scientific perspectives to plants and how they impact us. She specializes in plant identification and taxonomy, which ensure that her plant photos are accurately identified and well represented. Photos by Jessie Keith are sold via Milette Photomedia.
Gardening is central to Jessie's home life in Delaware. She maintains diverse flower gardens at her home and a large organic vegetable patch at the local community garden. These gardens help drive and shape Jessie's work, whether through success or failure. She also enjoys gardening with her daughters, traveling, and experiencing new gardens and inspiring outdoor spaces.
Jessie's professional services include creative writing, copy writing, editing, photography and garden design.
- View peer-reviewed paper on Monarda humilis.