Eva Kosinski: From Louisville, CO: “My dad was an organic gardener before it was fashionable, so I’ve been gardening ever since I could pick a bean or a strawberry.”

Larry E. Lael: “I am the Supreme Commander of Lael’s Moon Garden Nursery in Rochester, WA. My wife is the Extreme Supreme Commander.”

Mary Whitsell: American expatriate Mary has shared her winsome writing in six issues, most recently our 25th Anniversary Special, GP#100.

Nicole Setter: “I live with my husband, twin toddlers, and garden-tromping dog in Lawrence, KS. This is my first published story!”

Julie V. Foley: Albrightsville, PA’s Julie is such an avid gardener that “if I cut myself, I bleed chlorophyll!”

Rebecca Monhollon: From Winchester, KY: “My novel, Mischief on the Mountain, has just been released. It’s about two girls growing up in the late 1800’s.“

Gerald Burke: Atascadero, CA’s Gerald is a well-published writer who worked in the seed business.

Shelley Cramm: I still marvel at the combination of horticultural information, Biblical insight, and fine writing in Shelley’s NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible.

Gary Train: From The Knolls, CA: “I’m a semi-retired animator who’s written and produced many popular kids TV shows—and loves ‘extreme gardening.’”

Laurel Syring: “I am a high school English teacher in Windsor, CO. This story is dear to my heart.”

Aileen Jones-Monahan: Western MA’s Aileen has a MFA in fiction writing and, “since the babies came,” enjoys napping and eating in bed with the door closed.

Marianne Willburn: You can read more of this award-winning garden writer in GP#100 and at her website:

Buds Credits:

“Nature Never Betray” (p.17) sent in by Mary Templer of La Jolla, CA.
“Cast-Iron Back” (p.39) sent in by June K. Blake of Clyde, NY.
“Plant Leeks” (p.77) sent in by Diane H. Toomoth of Neosho, MO.

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