Hi, my name is Jeff Rugg. I have lots of "wall paper" that sits on a closet shelf. I have an associate degree in science, a bachelor's degree in zoology, a bachelor's degree in plant and soil science and a master's degree in landscape architecture.
I have been a Registered Landscape Architect in Illinois and Texas. I have been an Illinois Certified Nursery Professional, an internationally Certified Arborist, a Certified Pesticide Applicator and other things, all amounting to tests, tests and more tests.
I have managed garden centers in Texas and Illinois and owned a water garden, wild bird, and nature store in Illinois. For several years, I was a University of Illinois, Horticulture Educator. I taught Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists a variety of classes. I have traveled the country teaching Water Garden Pond installation techniques to contractors and homeowners.
Because of spending a lot of time in warm Texas and cold Illinois, I know a lot about the plants in most of the country and I want to help you. Send me an email with your question and I will try to answer it. email@example.com