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Southern Living® Plant Collection Names Garden Lifestyle Expert


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Loxley, AL – September 24, 2012 – Southern Living® Plant Collection welcomes Carmen Johnston as its new Garden Lifestyle Expert, where she contributes ideas on how to incorporate the love of gardening into day to day life.

As the Garden Lifestyle Expert for the Southern Living® Plant Collection, Johnston is debuting a new designer container garden series using plants from the collection, shares easy-to-follow tips and creative ideas that inspire others to share in her passion for gardening.  From edibles to container gardening and landscape design, Carmen Johnson is a one-stop shop for all your gardening lifestyle needs.  

Johnston is a garden designer and founder of the garden event company, Nectar and Company, where she designs for stunning events and commercial and residential properties in and around the Southeast. She is also well-known for hosting unique garden parties that inspire and draw both novice and experienced gardeners back to gardening. 

A native of Georgia, Johnston’s passion for gardening was passed down in her family from generation to generation. From a young age, she worked side by side with her grandfather who learned from his father, a master gardener from Austria, creating and designing rich, vivid landscapes year after year. 

For more information on Carmen Johnson, Southern Living Plant Collection Garden Lifestyle Expert, visit: http://southernlivingplants.com/carmen_johnston/

About Southern Living® Plant Collection

Southern Living® Plant Collection, first introduced in Spring 2008, provides gardeners with innovative new plants designed to solve specific landscape challenges and to excel in Southern gardens. Each plant in the collection is the result of years of plant evaluations, plant trials and research. For more information visit, www.southernlivingplants.com.