Tony has worked in the horticultural field for over 25 years. He received a MS in Horticulture from the Utah State University. Tony has specialized expertise in woody plants, turfgrass, native plants, garden design, floraculture, aquaponics, and pest management. As a retired university professor Tony is an experienced lecturer, instructor and horticultural consultant. He has spoken to many groups nation wide and has appeared on several garden shows.
Annually Tony presents an average of 75 horticultural lectures, workshops and tours to garden clubs, plant societies, professional landscapers, nursery and arboricultural trade associations and academic institutions. Tony teaches horticulture classes and certification programs through his business Bloom Horticulture Specialists.
Over the last five years, Tony has assisted the International Master Gardener Committee with conference administration, chairing the committee in 2016 and 2017. Tony has conducted garden tours in Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Arizona. Tony is very active in local and national organizations including The American Public Garden Writers Association, Idaho Nursery and Landscape Associaton, local/state/and international Native Plant Associations, local/national/and international Master Gardener Associations.
- Plant Selection and Design
- Pomology and Fruit Management
- General Woody Plant Maintenance and Pruning
- Four Season Gardening
- Integrated Pest Management
- Native Landscape Design
- Feng Shui Gardening
- Plant Signaling and Behavior
- Native American Ethnobotany
- Aquaponic Design and Plant Management
- Permaculture and Sustainable vegetable garden design