About Angela Ryczkowski
Angela Ryczkowski is a landscaper and greenhouse grower living in the heart of USDA zone 5 in Wisconsin, but has been lucky enough to have experience studying or growing plants in desert and subtropical areas as well. She has nearly 20 years of greenhouse industry experience in both retail and large-scale production facilities, and has enjoyed writing about home and garden topics for almost 15 years. Angela currently works in the landscaping industry, where she beautifies yards and businesses by installing and caring for beds and plants. Her free time is filled with focusing on the landscaping needs of her own fixer-upper properties, growing food using hydroponics and organic gardening, and tending to her bonsai collection.
Education and Certifications
Coursework in forestry and natural resources management, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Studies, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Graduate certificate in Sustainable Agribusiness, DoaneX
State pesticide applicator’s licenses in nursery, greenhouse, turf, and landscape applications
Wildlife shrubs, fruit and vegetable producing plants and herbs, and shade perennials are among this writer’s favorite categories. As a landscaper, Angela is particularly thrilled when she works on cottage gardens, installs bioswales and other ecologically minded landscapes or brings pop of uniqueness or color to a shaded landscape.