Jessie Keith is a horticulturist, botanist, garden communicator, and photographer based in Wilmington, Delaware. Her company Eastern Bluestar Communications provides services to a variety of green-industry clients, including:
Sun Gro® Horticulture, providing web articles and videos for its retail brands (Black Gold®, Fafard®, and Sunshine® Advanced) in addition to social media, newsletter, website development, and database support;
Binkley Horticultural Services, providing web support, photography, social media support, and newsletters;
ITG Multimedia, providing blog services;
Jessie also writes magazine articles on a freelance basis. Her work has been published in many periodicals, such as 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 ensures 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 gardens at her home and 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.
- Blog and article writing (sample: Black Gold web articles)
- Garden Video Scripting and Shoots (sample: Black Gold garden videos)
- Copy writing (sample: copy on Sun Gro website)
- Editing (sample: Black Gold garden articles)
- Garden photography
- Newsletters (sample: Black Gold newsletter)
- Social media support (sample: Black Gold Facebook page)
- Website support
- View Jessie's peer-reviewed paper on Monarda humilis.