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Carol J. Michel

location-pin Indianapolis, Indiana

School: Purdue University

Expertise: landscaping and garden

Carol J. Michel

  • Writing about gardening on since 2006.
  • Author of books for adults including Seeded and Sodded: Thoughts From a Gardening Life.
  • Author of books for kids including The Christmas Cottontail: A Story for Gardeners of All Ages and The Halloween Hare: A Story for Gardeners of All Ages.
  • Awards include two Garden Communicators International (GardenComm) Gold Awards for digital writing and books and a GardenComm Fellow in 2021.


Carol J. Michel is the award-winning author of five books of humorous and helpful gardening essays and two children’s books. With degrees in horticulture and computer technology from Purdue University, she spent over three decades making a living in healthcare IT while making a life in her garden. She grows vegetables, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and houseplants. In between tending her own garden and writing about it, she records a weekly gardening podcast, The Gardenangelists, with Oklahoma-based garden writer and coach Dee Nash.


Purdue University, BS in Horticulture Production

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