C. L. Fornari is a creative gardening expert and self-defined “plant geek” who transitioned from artist to garden communicator in 1995. She is the author eight books as well as the host GardenLine, heard on WXTK, and co-host of Plantrama, a podcast produced by Zachos and Fornari. She speaks to audiences at horticultural trade shows, garden clubs, botanical gardens, master gardener symposiums, alumni/women’s groups and neighborhood associations. In addition to speaking, radio, and writing, C. L. blogs and runs a consultation service for Hyannis Country Garden, an independent garden center on Cape Cod. She grows her multitudes of plants on Poison Ivy Acres on Cape Cod.