Over twelve or fifteen years, Scott Beuerlein has published over 150 articles for several publications and online. Scott contributes a monthly blog and usually a Dear Gardener open letter to fellow Ranter, Marianne Wilburn, here on Garden Rant. For Horticulture Magazine, Scott writes the (hopefully) humorous and/or insightful Deep Roots column and also the Green Scene column in which he interviews some of the green industry’s top professionals. In 2019, Scott won two Gold Medals and a Silver Medal from Garden Communicators International, another Silver Medal in 2020, and then a third in 2022. None of this has made him rich.
Scott’s day job is Manager of Botanical Garden Outreach at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Scott is Chair of the Boone County Arboretum Collections Committee, past Chair of Taking Root, past President of the Cincinnati Flower Growers Association, and Past President of the Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council. None of this has made him rich, either.
Scott is married to Michele. They met at college and, truthfully, she could have done much better but, being a woman of integrity, she has kept her commitment now for 39 years. They are empty nesters living a pretty good life based on hard work, good food, and wine. A lot of wine, actually. Most of it consumed during the Friday Night Feasts Scott cooks up. Friday Feast is the most probable reason Michele has continued to stay with him for all that time. Their garden is best described as over-sized and under-maintained, which, actually, is also a pretty fair description of Scott.
Scott graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from Xavier University. As a self taught, late to the party, second career horticulturist, Scott is proud of being an OGIA Certified Landscape Technician and an ISA Certified Arborist and has defeated the efforts of both organizations to expel him from their ranks in court.