Presented by Amanda Thomsen, Kiss My Aster, Chicago, IL
Hailed as a funky, punky garden writer to her readers, Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. She has written her garden blog for Horticulture Magazine, Kiss My Aster, for the past 14 years, and will share with attendees some useful tools and creative ways to sell more seasonal color in garden centers.
Big, loud and fun, Amanda has been gardening since she could walk, and has worked in the garden and landscaping industry since just after that. She's been writing her blog - Kiss My Aster - for almost 14 years. She's currently a columnist for Green Profit magazine, which enables her to get to speak to people in the garden center and nursery industry and help them not get too fuddy-duddy, have fun at work and hurl themselves at Generations X,Y and Z.
She lives in Chicago with her family in a pup tent in the parking lot of the Chicago Botanic Garden and she does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.