Luke Miller

location-pin Des Moines, Iowa

School: Jacksonville University

Expertise: Gardening

Luke Miller


Luke Miller is an award-winning garden editor with more than 30 years of professional experience in horticultural communications, much of it with Garden Gate Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens special interest publications and Lowe’s Creative Ideas. A lifelong gardener and nature enthusiast, he holds a journalism degree and later studied horticulture and became a Master Gardener. He grew up across the street from a park arboretum and has a lifelong passion for gardening in general and trees in particular.


  • Jacksonville University, management
  • St. John Fisher University, communication/journalism
  • State University of New York-Finger Lakes, ornamental horticulture

Birds and Blooms Editorial Policies

For almost three decades, Birds & Blooms has been inspiring outdoor enthusiasts to have a lifelong love of birding, gardening and nature. We are the #1 bird and garden magazine in North America and a trusted online resource for anyone who enjoys the beauty in their backyard and beyond. In addition to our staff of experienced gardeners and bird-watchers, we hire individuals who have years of education and hands-on experience with birds, bird feeding, gardening, butterflies, bugs and more. Our content is written by trusted journalists and fact-checked by bird and garden pros for accuracy.


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