Janet is a professional gardener, designer, author and educator. Known as "the lady at the flower house, the one with no lawn," she began designing for others in 1980, teaching a college garden design course in 1987, and published her first book in 1990.
In 1985 Janet established Perennial Favorites, a garden and landscape design firm. In 1988 she expanded the business from part-time to full-time.
Janet's formal education in gardening and design includes hundreds of hours of seminars and workshops at botanical gardens and educational institutions in several states. She has completed the Michigan State University Extension gardening program and is active in the community as an Advanced Master Gardener. Janet sees education as a lifelong process and established The Michigan School of Gardening, where she was a director and senior instructor.