HORT travels

Exploring the horticultural beauty in every adventure.

Katsura Horticultural


Specializing in:

– garden coaching,

– garden analysis,

– management plan development

– Handbooks for your Landscape

– Nature- and Plant-themed greeting cards, note cards and post cards – Buy them here.

as well as

– horticulture-centric articles,

– research,

– blog postings,

– web site and blog (ghost)-writing,

– lectures and workshops


– on-site consultations for municipalities, commercial enterprises and residential properties.

Learn more about me, my education and my experiences on my LinkedIn Page.

Examples of my work can be found below.

Contact me with questions or to schedule a program or meeting katsurahorticultural@gmail.com




Image-centered presentations that challenge conventional thinking on a wide variety of topics including:

  • The Tall and the Small: A Horticulturist visits the Redwoods and finds Spring Wildflowers. Explore the unique ecosystem of the coastal redwoods during a spring visit, learn about the wildflowers there and similarities between the east and west coast spring blooms. 
  • Uncomfortable Conversations: Using critical thinking and active listening to navigate any controversial discussion.  Focus on issues like GMOs, Pesticides, Invasive/Native Debate, Lawns, Regulations and Zoning etc. This interactive workshop can be customized to have your audience explore controversial issues particular to your group.
  • Putting Your Gardens to Bed: What you should and shouldn’t be doing at the end of the gardening season
  • Native Plants for Cut Flower Gardens: Enhance diversity and resilience in your landscape with plenty left over for a centerpiece.
  • Gardening in Small Spaces: No space is too small for a garden. Learn how to analyze your site and choose the right plants to ensure success in even the smallest gardens. Typically a 2-session program.
  • The Dirt on Soil: Your group will have pre-talk homework for this one. Learn your soils from the inside out and find out what you can do with that information to ensure a successful garden. Landscape or vegetable garden focus.
  • Define Interesting: Sure we all want seasonal interest in the landscape. But how do we define that and why? Guided by historic descriptive texts, determine for your self what makes plants interesting and what you will leave in your garden from now on.
  • The Black Walnut: Defying a Bad Reputation. Often maligned and quite misunderstood, infamous for its toxic chemicals, this native tree has much more to its story. From important wildlife food to delicious syrup and natural antifungal properties, explore the bright side of Black Walnuts.


  • Landscape Plant Identification
  • Developing Customized Garden Care Schedules
  • Personalized Custom Care Guides for Your Landscape
  • Plant Health Assessments & Recommendations
  • Garden/Curriculum Connection Development – School Gardening
  • Contractor Oversight, Communication and Management