John Schulz was teaching vocational education when he discovered plants in the early 1970s. He soon became entranced with all aspects of plant care, especially growing and shaping them into interesting specimens. Even though he is no longer a teacher in the public school system, he still considers himself an educator.
John became a landscape artist, designing, planting, and maintaining residential and public gardens. He does not cut grass. His fifty years of experience have revealed to him the meditative qualities of gardening.
John is married to Dekie Hicks and they share a love of pruning and shaping plants. They have collaborated on a new book, “The Basics of Pruning,” which teaches the concepts and techniques used in pruning ornamental plants.
The johntheplantman blog has garnered almost 400,000 views since its inception. There are well over 200 articles about gardening and other interesting subjects.