Ferrell Bridwell retired after more than thirty years in public education, and served as Curator of Horticulture for a major science center. He has worked with students, adults, professionals in horticulture, and teacher groups in the areas of landscape design, plant propagation, plant identification, and environmental science. In addition to sitting on numerous committees and advisory boards, Mr. Bridwell served on President Jimmy Carter's National Metrics Council, Vocational Education Sector Committee. He was named an Outstanding Vocational Classroom Teacher for the Southeastern States and Conservation Educator for the Southeast Region. Mr. Bridwell has traveled extensively studying and photographing plants, including many images used in LANDSCAPE PLANTS, 3rd Edition.