Diana Kirby Title: Gardening Writer, Landscape Design Writer Education: University of Texas Austin, Austin Community College, University of Minnesota Location: Austin, Texas Diana Kirby is lifelong gardener and landscape designer with 16 years of experience as an author, instructor, photographer, and speaker, sharing her extensive knowledge of plants, gardening, design, and outdoor living.Highlights· Launched her Landscape Design-Build Firm, Diana’s Designs, in 2007· Designed and installed beautiful landscapes for clients for 25 years· 16-year garden writer, contributing to national gardening publications Fine Gardening, thedesigner, and GWA Grows· 11-year monthly gardening columnist for the Austin American Statesman· Instructor, Landscape Design classes for Community and Master Gardener Certification Programs· Personal gardens featured on television - PBS Central Texas Gardener· In-studio appearances on local tv PBS Central Texas Gardener and NBC affiliate KXAN Experience A lifelong gardener, Diana Kirby launched her landscape design firm Diana’s Designs in 2007. Her expertise analyzing gardening issues, developing solutions, and creating inspirational designs informs her writing for newspapers and magazines nationwide. She wrote a gardening column for the Austin American Statesman for 11 years. Her gardens have appeared on PBS, and she has appeared as a garden expert on local TV programs. A gardening public speaker, Diana has also developed and taught community and Master Gardener landscape design classes. She travels extensively and annually tours gardens across the country and the world. Education Diana attended the University of Texas Austin, Austin Community College, and the University of Minnesota. She completed Master Gardener training and certification. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.