Catherine Askia

Catherine Askia

Cathy Askia is a Master Gardener and member of The Spruce Gardening and Plant Care Review Board with over 30 years of home gardening experience.


  • Member of The Spruce Gardening and Plant Care Review Board

  • Certified Master Gardener

  • Over 30 years of experience as a home gardener

  • Past volunteer at Central Texas College Culinary Garden in Killeen, Texas


Cathy is a Master Gardener who received her official title in 2019. She has over three decades as a home gardener designing, planting, and maintaining ornamental flower, vegetable, and herb gardens. She volunteered at Central Texas College, providing fresh produce, edible flowers and herbs for students participating in the Culinary Arts Program.

A Word From Cathy Askia

"As a little girl, my father shared with me his love of nature and gardening. During the last 25 years as an Army wife, I was able to experience gardening in environments as varied as tropical rainforest to high desert chaparral. After settling in Central Texas, I am designing and planting my garden from the ground up. My neighbors and I love seeing the changes as it matures.  Gardening provides the opportunity to connect with my neighbors and my community. I am happy to share my love of gardening with you."



Cathy studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design at American University in Washington, D.C. where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Design.  She received her master gardener certification in 2019.

Expertise: Ornamental, Vegetable and herb gardens, Container gardening
Location: Harker Heights, Texas
Title: Master Gardener

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