|Meet Mrs. GreenThumb|
|a.k.a. Daryl Pulis!|
Daryl has been interested in plants since she began talking to them at age 2. Never able to resist starting seeds or cuttings, her collection of plants soon reached ridiculous proportions.
As a newlywed living in a small apartment, her plants overflowed onto the front steps and sidewalk. Neighbors teased about the jungle she created, and began calling her Mrs. GreenThumb.
Decades later, Daryl is still a self-confessed plant freak. Her husband patiently digs holes and drags bales of potting mix so she can raise hundreds of plants to give sell and to give away to clients, friends and for the Master Gardener plant sale.
A popular speaker in the South, she hosted "The Garden Show" on WMLB Radio each Saturday morning for more than 7 years, and provided the "GreenThumb Garden Tip of the Week" for News Channel 4.
Daryl was a featured Landscape Designer on HGTV's "Landscape Solutions." She also served as adjunct instructor in Landscape Design at Lanier Tech.
Daryl is a regular contributor to the CompuServe/Netscape Garden Forum and has been quoted in several pubications including the Atlanta Journal, Organic Gardening magaziine and USA Today, as well as being Garden Columnist for the Forsyth and Lake Lanier Herald newspapers.
A Master Gardener since 1990, Daryl was named "Master Gardener of the Year" in 1994 and served as president of the Georgia Master Gardener Association in 1999.
After serving as Agriculture Program Assistant at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service and as Advanced Training Coordinator for the Georgia Master Gardener Program, she formed her own Horticultural Consulting and Landscape Design Company, Mrs. GreenThumb, in 1999.