Kerry Michaels

Kerry Michaels is a writer, photographer and producer of multi-media with over 20 years of experience, who has contributed container gardening content to The Spruce.


  • Contributed content about container gardening to The Spruce for 8 years
  • 20+ years experience writing, photographing and producing content on gardening
  • Contributing writer and photographer for Coastal Home magazine



Kerry Michaels wrote about container gardening for The Spruce from 2008 to 2016. After a move from Manhattan to rural Maine in 2001, she discovered she wasn't that great at landscape gardening, but could grow almost anything in a container. 

She has both written about and photographed gardens for professional publications, including "Growing the Northeast Garden," and "A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers," both in 2015. She was Garden Editor for the James Beard Award-winning magazine ChopChop. and was head writer and producer of a CD-Rom, Country Living Style. She has written about gardening for Discovery Channel, Small Gardens, A&E, Weekly Reader, Disney, and Sesame Workshop. 



Expertise: Gardening, container gardening
Location: Maine
Title: Writer, photographer

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