Mike Miller has more than 35 years experience as an interior and outdoor landscape designer after being educated at University of California (Santa Barbara) and San Diego State. Past stints include the horticultural staff at Missouri Botanical Garden (teaching evening classes for 30-plus years for the adult education and master gardener programs), a faculty member at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, and a co-founder of a predatory insect store. Miller is a Missouri State-licensed pesticide applicator for ornamental plants, lawn/turf and aquatic environments and was also a garden center general manager with a Missouri State Nurseryman certification.
Mike's media and speaking engagements include being the host (since 1994) of the year-round weekly KMOX / CBS Radio Garden Hotline and podcasts. The audience is at all gardening skill levels and interests ranging from one houseplant to an entire landscape.
Additionally, Mike has spoken at University of Illinois seminars, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and participated in numerous citizen and community advisory boards.
Miller is the author of five garden books published by Cool Springs Press including Missouri Gardener's Guide and Missouri Month-by-Month Gardening. He's written numerous articles featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch and Fine Gardening magazine, and maintains his website at www.mikemillerdesigns.com.
A native of St. Louis, Mike and his wife Tracy Ann make their home in the Christy Park neighborhood. There, Mike entertains family, friends, and neighbors with ever-changing landscape concepts and plants, growing just about every type of plant that can be grown.