Leslie F. Halleck is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (American Society of Horticulture Science) and UCLA Extension Horticulture Instructor who has spent almost 30 years hybridizing horticulture science with home gardening consumer needs. Halleck earned a B.S. in Biology/Botany from The University of North Texas and an M.S. in Horticulture from Michigan State University. Halleck's professional experience is well-rounded, with time spent in field research, public gardens, landscaping, garden center retail, and horticulture consulting and communications.
Halleck is the author of several books including "Gardening Under Lights: The Complete Guide for Indoor Growers” (2018), "Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables and Flowers" (2019), and her latest book “Tiny Plants; Discover the Joys of Growing and Collecting Itty Bitty Houseplants” (2021).
Halleck currently runs Halleck Horticultural, LLC, through which she provides horticultural consulting for commercial and residential projects, business and marketing strategy, product development and branding, and content creation for green industry companies. Halleck is an award-winning marketer and writer for industry and consumer publications, and columnist for GIE Media. Her previous positions include General Manager for independent garden center North Haven Gardens in Dallas, TX, and Director of Horticulture Research at The Dallas Arboretum.
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