Author: Jen Worst

Jen Worst acts as an author, reviewer, and researcher on the editorial team for Worst Room and is a founding member of the team. She authors most of our gardening content as well as anything related to furniture, clothing, and some interior design articles.


  • Over 8 years of professional experience teaching gardening & outdoorsmanship in a youth vocational program.
  • Over 8 years of experience as a homemaker focused on cleaning, cooking, vegetable gardening, and flower bed design.
  • A life-long passion for interior design, including repairing and upcycling discarded antiques.


Jen's work in the youth vocational program is largely with females, where the focus is largely on flower and vegetable gardening during the warm seasons and on felling trees and cutting firewood in the cool seasons. They also venture the campus repairing fences, cabins, and some interior projects.

She has acted as a homemaker since living on her own and eventually with Rick, with her share of the chores including (but not limited to!) a thorough management of the cleaning, cooking, and caring for the vegetable garden and flower beds.

Jen, like Rick, has a deep passion for interior design and has put this into real practice throughout a decade of renting five apartments and finally owning their home. Her special interest is in scouring for discarded and inexpensive antiques to repair and upcycle for their home. This means she's even in the garage sanding, staining, and finishing wood!

Most Memorable Home & Garden Moment

Stories like these are scary in the moment but become a funny oddity as time passes. Once, in the vocational program, I had the girls chopping firewood with a hatchet. These were small pieces of wood so we were very careful to make sure everyone held the wood from the side so their hands were clear from any sharp edges being swung.

While we were absorbed in our focus of keeping everyone safe there, two girls were goofing off with a hammer, playing chicken by a fence. One girl was swinging the claw end of the hammer into the fence post while another was sticking her hand under and pulling it away just in time.

As you can imagine, we did end up having to postpone our scheduled activities for a major boo-boo, but luckily that fingertip was able to be reattached! Safety always comes first, but unfortunately two adults only have four eyes and none of those are on the back of their head.

Jen Worst's Articles

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How Does Pest Control Get Rid of Mice?

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How does pest control get rid of mice from homes and how can you be ready in case you ever have a mouse infestation? Let's take a look […]

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Overwatered Tomato Plant Signs & What to Do Next

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Tomato plants are the pride and joy of many gardeners, but overwatering these popular veggies can lead to a host of problems. Overwatered tomato plants may exhibit wilted […]

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How to Keep Bugs Away From Your Porch Light

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Are you tired of buzzing and itchy encounters with bugs spoiling your relaxing evenings on the porch? You are not alone. Learning how to keep bugs away from […]

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Wood Mites: Inspection, Eradication, & Prevention

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You may not see them, but they are there. Wood mites are sneaky little critters that can infest your home and munch on your wood. They may not […]

Can Skunks Climb Fences, Trees, or Homes?

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Can skunks climb? This intriguing question has likely crossed the minds of many homeowners who are concerned about potential damage to their property. In this comprehensive blog post, […]

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14 Types of Barrel Cactus for a Unique Landscape

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The barrel cactus is native to the US and Mexico. This family of spiny plants produces beautiful flowers, and they're ideal for low-maintenance, low-water gardens. Visit the Mojave […]

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12 Weigela Varieties for a Gorgeous & Fragrant Bed

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Are you thinking about sprucing up your garden? Why not add a few weigela varieties to your flowerbeds or pots this season? Weigelas are low maintenance and produce […]

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How to Fix a Broken Mirror Instead of Replacing It

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Did you accidentally break a mirror? Hopefully, you didn't do it on purpose, or superstition says you'll have seven years of bad luck. If you have a cracked […]

Is Acrylic Paint Washable? Yes, With Care Taken!

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Even when you’re doing everything you can to try and keep paint on the brush and canvas, it’s nearly impossible to stay clean when painting, leaving us to […]

How To Frost Glass: 4 DIY Methods for Superb Results

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You’ve found the perfect place, but the windows don’t offer any privacy and seem bland. Instead of passing on your new home, try frosting the glass. Frosted glass […]

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If One Room Has Bed Bugs, Do They All?

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If one room has bed bugs, do they all? This is a serious question you must answer quickly to eradicate a bed bug infestation as swiftly and effectively […]

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Painting a Chiminea: Preparation & Execution

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A chiminea can make your patio or yard look beautiful but can become rusted and filled with dirt after prolonged use. When that happens, painting a chiminea is […]

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Garden Hose Stand: The Freestanding Stake Solution

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If you have a garden, you probably have garden hoses. We mean, those things kind of go together. So, how do you store them? Is proper storage even […]

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6 Types of Dog Toilets to Save You the Annoyance

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While some of us may be lucky enough to have our backyards (dog toilets!) where our pets can answer nature’s call all by themselves, the rest of us […]

9 Plumbago Varieties for a Beautiful Blue Garden

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Native to tropical and temperate lands around the world, the perennial plumbago varieties are loved for their gorgeous, abundant blue blooms and long-lasting nature, making them a great […]

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16 Plants That Reduce Humidity & Increase Comfort

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Going green really does have its merits—from reduced energy expenses to better health, there’s a range of benefits to enjoy from doing so. Well, it turns out that […]

40 Coneflower Varieties for a Wildly Colorful Garden

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The Echinacea genus, which contain all the coneflower varieties, has several species and and sub-types in the daisy family that can help you get a better idea about […]

9 Polka Dot Plant Varieties for Pastel Garden Colors

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Scientifically called Hypoestes phyllostachya, the polka dot plant is mainly found in parts of Asia, Madagascar and South Africa, although most polka dot plant varieties can also be […]

7 Dusty Miller Varieties for Your Ornamental Garden

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If you’re looking for a great plant to add as foliage to your garden, look no further than the many dusty miller varieties. Though, the unusual name could […]

29 Types of Eucalyptus to Grow for Beautiful Garden

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The Eucalyptus genus contains more than 700 different types of eucalyptus within it. These are either present as shrubs or, more commonly, as trees. These trees are also […]

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24 Types of Oranges for Unique Citrus Flavors

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The many different types of oranges are all juicy fruits. You can eat them ripe and fresh, or you can use them to make and flavor some dishes, […]

13 Types of Daffodils for a Gorgeous Garden

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Often called a sight for sore eyes during dreary winters, daffodils are a beautiful flower. But the problem is, it’s hard to tell which types of daffodils based […]

29 Types of Petunias to Bring Beauty to Your Garden

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Petunia is a genus of flowering plants that mainly have their origins in South America, although the different types of petunias are cultivated across the world. Petunias are […]

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38 Types of Coleus to Beautify Your Garden & Home

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There are several varieties and species of plants included in the Coleus genus. Many of these plants are kept for ornamentation, bearing foliage of distinct and bright colors. […]

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38 Types of Aster to Beautify Your Flower Beds

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The genus Aster has several plant species producing some lovely flowers. Belonging to the Asteraceae family, there are numerous types of aster flowers that you should know about […]

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4 Types of Parsley to Grow & Enjoy Right at Home

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Parsley is a highly preferred spice or condiment used globally. No matter how you use them, all the different types of parsley plants will give your dish a […]

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14 Caladium Varieties to Bring Maturity Back Home

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Have you been planning to embellish your garden with a plant that is apparent to the eyes? Why not get some caladium varieties to revitalize the landscape? Caladium […]

20 Types of Eggplant to Wow Your Garden & Meals

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Eggplants are vegetables that you can cook in multiple ways and use for a variety of dishes, but did you know that there are many different types of […]

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10 Types of Protea Flowers & All 99 Protea Species

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Growing different types of protea of various sizes and colors is a great option if you want to give your garden a vibrant and traditional look. Being around […]

18 Types of Cilantro With Sophisticated Flavors

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Believe it or not, all the many types of cilantro are among the most used greens that work as a food source and also act as a herb […]

9 Types of Bed Bugs You Need to Get Rid of Pronto

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All the types of bed bugs collectively are a widespread species and member of the heteropteran family that can be found in almost every country and continent except […]

16 Types of Radishes to Add a Variety of Flavor to Any Meal

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According to research, around 400 million pounds of different types of radishes are consumed by the people of America in a year. It is because of their crunchiness […]

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8 Types of Silverfish You'll Find in Moist Environments

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Have you ever encountered any types of silverfish in your life? I am guessing you have already seen these primitive creatures but might not have given them much […]

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13 Types of Azaleas for a Pretty & Low Maintenance Garden

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For most people in the United States, it's impossible to think of springtime without different types of azaleas flowering in gardens, parks, hedges, reflecting pools, or ponds. Azalea […]

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12 Types of Allium for a Colorful Spring & Summer Garden

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When it comes to significant spring blooms, allium flowering bulbs are one of the most preferable choices for most gardeners. Any of the types of allium are among […]

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15 Types of Ladybugs to Spot in Your Outdoor Adventures

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Whenever we think about ladybugs, the first picture that comes to our mind is an insect with red and black spots on the back. But different types of ladybugs can […]

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15 Types of Rhododendron for an Evergreen Shrub Garden

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All types of rhododendron are evergreen shrubs that are smaller than trees in stature and bloom all year. They might be small ground coverings that grow to be […]

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17 Types of Lilacs for a Beautiful, Pastel Flower Bed

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All the types of lilacs are lovely flowers that are easy to cultivate, have a pleasant perfume, and provide excellent blossoms. These flowers are a wonderful way to […]

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15 Types of Wisteria for a Magically Enchanting Garden

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If you want to add some mesmerizing beauty in your garden, then any types of wisteria plant could be an excellent choice for you. Blooming wisteria can catch […]

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10 Types of Celosia Varieties for Incredible Garden Colors

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The many types of celosia are among the most versatile flowering plants out there. They have beautiful bright-colored plumes that you can see on top of the foliage […]

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27 Types of Poinsettias for a Vivid Garden Experience

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When it comes to attractive and vivid plants, you might have come across several different types of poinsettias. Shying away from the reddish glow of flower plants like […]

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20 Types of Hyacinth for an Enchanting Spring at Home

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Embellishing the garden with the most striking flowering plants is a goal for many, but have you ever wanted to cultivate a more sophisticated choice like any of […]

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12 Types of Myrtle to Bring Beauty & Aroma to Your Home

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People who are looking for exquisite looking flowering plants with ambrosial scents need look no further than the types of myrtle. This is a plant that got its […]

15 Types of Planters to Look Great & Enhance Your Plants

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Plants bring freshness to your home. So, choosing the right types of planters is essential to escalating the beauty and essence of your space. However, which planter styles […]

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18 Types of Verbena to Bring Vibrant Hues to Your Garden

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Verbena is an herbaceous plant that is widely cultivated all over the globe. You can find types of verbena practically anywhere, from Asia to Europe and America. Some […]

17 Types of Pencils Designed Specifically for Your Art

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Today, millions of people use different types of pencils in dozens of sectors of their lives. Modern pencils owe their existence to a Roman invention called the stylus. […]

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15 Types of Worms to Find & Some to Avoid in the Wild

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What do you think of when you hear "worm"? Most people think of earthworms generally. But the different types of worms are more than you can imagine. There […]

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16 Indoor Cactus Types to Bring the Green Inside

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Cactii are an easy way to introduce yourself to gardening and to beautify your home with beautiful succulent greenery around your house. Indoor cactus types are plentiful and […]

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6 Types of Chestnut Trees to Provide Endless Nuts

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Chestnut trees are mostly self-pollinated and are highly famous in the USA. These trees look beautiful and are practically found in every forest or orchard. All the different […]

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6 Types of Aspen Trees to Identify on Your Nature Walks

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All of the types of aspen trees are a beautiful and quite popular addition to the landscape in the Northern United States and some regions in Canada. They […]