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Janet Sluis

Janet Sluis is a Berkeley-based horticulturist specializing in low-water, regionally appropriate, easy-care plants. Focused on replacing thirsty, labor-intensive varieties with colorful, resilient alternatives, she works with plant breeders all over the world. Her plant collection test garden is featured in The Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings and can be visited in person as part of the Sunset test gardens at Cornerstone Sonoma.

As a sixth-generation member of a Dutch seed family, Janet suspects that plants are in her DNA. After studying marketing, horticulture, and agricultural business, she spent twenty years in production and product development for wholesale plant nurseries in California.

View the Sunset Plant Collection.