Don Ellison has been involved in horticulture for most of his life. During his forty year career he hosted a talk-back radio show and wrote the gardening section of a weekly newspaper. He was a member of the judging panel of the famous Floralies Horticultural Exhibition in Gent, Belgium, and has judged in many other horticultural exhibitions throughout the world. He has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of the plant world and continues to keep abreast of advances and new varieties in the industry. He is based in Queensland, Australia.