Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a freelance writer with many years of experience writing fact-based articles for numerous publications and private clients. She is working on two books - one about landscaping with tropical plants and a fictional paranormal period piece. She has covered a variety of subjects during her freelance career, but her expertise lies in the fields of all things to do with horticulture and gardening.

Professional Landscape Designer

Joyce has been a small-business owner for 25 years, owning and operating A&J Starr Services LLC, a landscape & design and consulting business. She formerly owned and operated a lawn maintenance company and garden center. She held a professional gardener’s certificate and earned certificates in landscape design and xeriscaping. Her gardening articles appear in numerous publications and on private client sites including:

Practical Gardening Experience

A lifelong gardener, Joyce has many years of hands-in-the-dirt experience pertaining to:

  • Propagation
  • Pest and disease control
  • Organics
  • Planting and growing a vast variety of plant types
  • Designing landscapes

Joyce specializes in tropical plants, salt- and drought-tolerant gardens, herbs and native plants. Living on the Florida coast, Joyce knows how to garden in difficult environments that are salty, sunny, hot and devoid of water.

Native Plant and Wildlife Enthusiast

When Joyce is not inside sharing her gardening passion through her writing, you can find her wandering through and working in her jungle of a landscape where she has created a native plant sanctuary for wildlife. Her desire is to share her knowledge and experience, showing everyone there is an inner peace working in the garden watching your work spring to life.

Connect With Joyce Starr

You can connect with Joyce via her profile page at LinkedIn.

Most Recent Contributions by Joyce Starr

How to Plant and Care for the Red Spider Lily

If you're looking for a fast-growing, late bloomer that provides color to your yard in the fall, consider adding the red spider lily to your ... Read More

Identifying Climbing Vines

How to Identify Climbing Vines Identifying climbing vines is usually easier during the summer months when the vines have flowers. As wit ... Read More

Lemon Tree Care: Outdoor and Indoor Growing Guide

Known for their mostly bright yellow tart fruit and white blooms that fill the landscape with their sweet fragrance, lemon trees (Citrus lim ... Read More

Peach Tree Diseases

Peach tree disease is a broad term used to describe problems affecting the tree itself and the fruit. Prevent many peach tree diseases by ca ... Read More


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