James Foss

EXPERTISE

Home Gardens, Horticulture, Plant Husbandry 

CURRENTLY

Gardening Expert 

EDUCATION

New Mexico State University, Applied Horticulture

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 30 years of horticulture experience 
  • Certified arborist, horticulture instructor 
  • Awarded multiple recognitions for his expertise in all-things gardening
  • Has written for multiple gardening publications, both print and online

 

EXPERIENCE

James Foss is an expert gardener, understanding both the science and love that goes behind having your own at-home garden. With multiple degrees in horticulture, Foss has used his expertise to help guide fellow gardeners in the classroom, in multiple publications, as well as through personal assistance. 

 

He is currently a gardening expert for House Tipster, where he covers all things green. Foss currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.

Latest From James Foss

  1. How to Attract Cardinals to Your Yard

    How to Attract Cardinals to Your Yard

    To attract cardinals to your yard, you need to know what their preferred food items are and understand how they feed. This will help you select the best bird feeders for cardinals. Providing attractive nest site and perching choices can also make your property more inviting.
  2. DIY Landscaping Tips to Achieve the Look of Spiraled Trees Cheaply
    Garden Guides

    DIY Landscaping Tips to Achieve the Look of Spiraled Trees Cheaply

    Spiraled trees can quickly boost your home's curb appeal. If you can't afford to buy one use these great landscaping tips to make your own. You need to put in a ton of effort and it'll add beauty and warmth to your yard. Find out how to easily create a spiral tree perfect for the spring time.
  3. Using Bubble Rocks in Your Backyard to Attract Birds
    Garden Guides

    Using Bubble Rocks in Your Backyard to Attract Birds

    Discover how a bubble rock garden can enhance your backyard and make it a more stylish as well as relaxing space. All you need are some materials and these tips and pretty soon you'll have a flock of cheerful birds migrating around your yard. It's very easy and will increase your curb appeal.
  4. How to Use Weeds to Understand What is Happening in Your Backyard
    Garden Guides

    How to Use Weeds to Understand What is Happening in Your Backyard

    Is your lawn covered in weeds? Learn about the various types of weeds and how to prevent them from ruining the look of your yard with these tips. Once you learn more about weeds it'll be easier to quickly stop them growing and destroying the curb appeal of your home.
  5. Great Ways to Spruce Up Your Box Spring
    Bedroom Design

    Great Ways to Spruce Up Your Box Spring

    Your box spring doesn't need to look dull! Learn the best ways to customize it and make it look more decorative with these great tips. Your box spring will quickly go from being unnoticed and boring to more trendy.
  6. Gorgeous Japanese Maples that will Promote Shade
    Interior Design

    Gorgeous Japanese Maples that will Promote Shade

    If you’re planning a shade garden, make sure you check out the Japanese maple, as it thrives in a low sun environment.
  7. Indoor Gardening Tips that Are Easy to Follow
    Garden Guides

    Indoor Gardening Tips that Are Easy to Follow

    Take the garden indoors for a burst of life and vibrancy that won't just look great, but will have some health benefits as well.
  8. Monstera Deliciosa: What It Is and How to Care For It
    Garden Guides

    Monstera Deliciosa: What It Is and How to Care For It

    Monstera Deliciosa is a gorgeous and low maintenance plant that would easily complement your home. Discover all the essential information behind this tropical plant and how to easily care for it. Once you've learned more about this plant you'll be ready to showcase it in your space.
  9. How to Use Herringbone in Your Home Décor
    Interior Design

    How to Use Herringbone in Your Home Décor

    Learn how to jazz up your home and give it some flair with herringbone design. This bold and trendy pattern is named after the fish, herring, and can easily add beauty to your home. Use these tips to learn the best ways to add this design to your home without it being too overwhelming.
  10. Safe Lawn and Garden Chemicals for Your Pet
    Garden Guides

    Safe Lawn and Garden Chemicals for Your Pet

    It’s healthy for pets to spend time outdoors taking in the fresh air and getting some exercise. It’s therefore important to ensure that the products you use in your garden and lawn are entirely safe for your pets. Follow these tips to create a beautiful lawn or garden while keeping your pets safe.
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