Kirti worked at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix in different capacities for over 17 years, after serving six years as a Garden volunteer. She also worked as the horticulturist for César Mazier Landscaping & Consulting, and Singh Farms. Most currently she is the Program Coordinator for the Smartscape training with the U of A Cooperative Extension, teaches Plant Materials for the Landscape Architecture Program at ASU’s School of Design, and landscaping and gardening workshops for several municipalities in the Phoenix area. Kirti has a B. A. in Botany & Environmental Biology from the University of Montana.
She is involved in various local and national plant organizations and enjoys sharing gardening information in many different formats. Kirti is the author of The Arizona Low Desert Flower Garden, published by Gibbs Smith, Publisher, and has contributed to landscaping and gardening publications, including Desert Landscaping for Beginners, published by Arizona Master Gardener Press.