Megan Hughes Title: Gardening Writer Education: Iowa State University Location: Fairfax, IA Expertise: Growing perennials, annuals, vegetables and fruits, woody plants, and houseplants, Best planting practices, Science of gardening Megan Hughes is a garden expert who continuously works to bring the science of horticulture to the table in a practical, hands-on way. Her days are deeply rooted in plants as her husband leads a 100-year-old family nursery business growing more than 30 acres of specialty woody plants for local clients. Megan has been gardening for more than 30 years.HighlightsBachelors of Science degree in Horticulture Iowa State UniversityAuthor of two garden booksMore than 200 articles for national print and digital publications on garden subjectsCreates garden projects for leading home magazine.Designs landscape gardens for local clients.25 years of experience growing and writing about plants. Experience Megan graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Horticulture. She has written books on growing trees and growing fruits and vegetables. She has written more than 200 articles for national print and digital publications on garden subjects ranging from the latest trends to growing unique houseplants to how to build easy garden projects. Megan regularly creates and styles garden projects for leading home magazines. A garden speaker in her local area, Megan share the joy of gardening with audiences large and small. She designs landscape gardens for local clients, focusing on natives and sustainable landscape practices.She gardens on a farm in eastern Iowa alongside her three children, 34 chickens, 3 horses, and one black lab. Her husband, a 4th generation nurseryman, graciously brings home all the trees and shrubs she needs as she slowly converts cornfields to gardens. Megan has been writing about how to grow plants for more than 25 years. Education Bachelors of Science degree in Horticulture from Iowa State University with emphasis on perennial plants, woody plants, and growing fruits. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.