Marlene Simon

Swoon Talent's TV gardener Marlene Simon of Sacramento, California

Swoon Talent's TV gardener Marlene Simon of Sacramento, California

Marlene Simon is an on-camera plant expert with years of TV experience

Gardener & Horticulturist Marlene Simon by home grown gigantic gourds & pumpkins

Swoon Talent's TV horticulturist & gardener Marlene Simon acting silly at the US Davis Conservatory in Davis, California where she works

Swoon Talent's TV horticulturist & gardener Marlene Simon acting silly at the US Davis Conservatory in Davis, California where she works

Gardener & Horticulturist Marlene Simon by extra large sunflower stalk in home garden.

Gardener & Horticulturist Marlene Simon by extra large sunflower stalk in home garden.

Swoon Talent's TV Gardener Marlene Simon is not afraid to get her hands dirty when it comes to gardening and horticulture

Swoon Talent's TV Gardener Marlene Simon in greenhouse

Backyard Garden of Plant Expert Marlene Simon - Swoon Talent

Marlene is an on-air plant & garden expert on Good Day Sacramento & talks to garden clubs all over the country

The Backyard Garden of Plant Expert and Horticulturist Marlene Simon

Marlene is an on-air plant & garden expert on Good Day Sacramento & talks to garden clubs all over the country

On-camera plant & flower expert Marlene Simon transformed this vintage tea set into succulent planters-Swoon Talent

On-camera plant & flower expert Marlene Simon transformed this vintage tea set into succulent planters-Swoon Talent

Vintage chandelier transformed into a unique planter for succulents by TV gardener Marlene Simon-Swoon Talent. As seen on Hallmark's Home & Family

Vintage chandelier transformed into a unique planter for succulents by TV gardener Marlene Simon-Swoon Talent. As seen on Hallmark's Home & Family

Personal beautiful & lush home garden of plant & flower expert Marlene Simon of Swoon Talent

Personal beautiful & lush home garden of plant & flower expert Marlene Simon of Swoon Talent

Flower Power Garden Hour Podcast hosted by Plant Expert Marlene Simon

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Gardening,

Meet Marlene Simon

Marlene is a Professional Gardener, Horticulturist and TV personality from Sacramento, California. Gardening since the age of six, today she’s living her professional dream. For the past twelve years Marlene has been the staff horticulturist at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory located in Davis, California. It’s here where she grows and cares for over three thousand species of the world’s most exotic and rare plants and flowers.

PLANT & GARDEN EXPERT

Marlene’s own home is a die-hard gardener’s dream oasis. Her 1930’s farmhouse sits on forty acres of walnut orchards in the heart of Northern California’s agricultural heartland. Several acres are devoted to growing organic vegetables, flowers, pumpkins, and unusual edibles. Her lush property often acts as a backdrop for Marlene’s digital presence on Instagram, as well as an old barn she transformed into a rustic, farm-style full service TV and podcast studio.

TV GARDENER, PODCASTER, HOME & GARDEN COLUMNIST

Marlene has appeared on Hallmark’s Home & Family, the lifestyle/entertainment talk show Daytime, and is the bi-weekly garden contributor on the lifestyle/news talk show Good Day Sacramento. Known as “The Plant Lady”, her live weekend segments are enormously popular to a new generation of plant and garden lovers. Drawing inspiration from her own personal passions, she shares with her audience easy and affordable tips on canning, DIY, repurposing antiques, garden décor, garden and patio makeovers, house plant decorating and urban farming.

Marlene is focused on broadcast content that brings peace, comfort and well being to our sacred backyards. This is the essence of her podcast Flower Power Garden Hour which she co-hosts with her husband Joe.

A driving force in the homegrown green revolution, Marlene Is a popular speaker on the garden club circuit. She’s been invited to speak at the Begonia Society of Sacramento, Western Horticultural Society, San Francisco Bay Area Gardeners Society, California Academy of Sciences the Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento County, and lectures to various colleges and municipalities on vegetable gardening, mediterranean gardening, pollination, plant hormones, houseplants, propagation and organic gardening. She’s also been a keynote speaker for UCCE Master Gardeners of San Joaquin County.

A highly credentialed horticulturist, Marlene holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry at the University of California, Davis.

@marlenetheplantlady