Mark Burton: From Louisburg, KS: “I spend a LOT of time sitting in a cubicle writing technical geological reports. This story is one of my first attempts to spend more time on the things that matter.”
Janet Barr: From eastern PA: “I do most of my writing late at night so it rarely infringes on my gardening. I would hate to give up on either one.”
Michael Christensen: Michael’s “My No-Grow Azaleas” is one of my favorite GP humor pieces. (Hint: It’s in your Weeder’s Reader.)
Gabriel Kirkpatrick: Topsham, ME’s Gabriel has had two beautiful es-says, “The Convent Garden” (GP 71) and “Eloise’s Snowdrops” (GP 97) in earlier issues.
Christa Chevalier: Christa has had essays in four prior issues of GP (74, 89, 94, & 97). She is the only person besides me to have written an issue-starting “At the Gate” essay (101).
Ry Mas: Jacksonville’s Ry spent her summers learning gardening and storytelling from her grandmother. Her ebook Evangeline the Series Part I is available from www.amazon.com. She was also in GPs 90 & 96.
Rebecca H. Sellers: From Madison, FL: “I’m a retired high school guidance counselor with an awesome husband and a strong faith. This is the first piece I’ve ever submitted for publishing!”
D. Ferrara: Wyckoff, NJ’s D. is a playwright, ghost writer, lawyer—and passionate gardener. Her moving story “The Future Rose” ran in GP 86.
Anne McGouran: Formerly a nonprofit development manager in Toronto, Anne now tends a native plant garden in rural Collingwood.
Beth Steeve: From Clarinda, IA: “A farm wife and writer, I hope this memoir captures the essence of how gardening has enriched my—and my family’s—life.”
“Enjoy the Roses” (p. 29) from Cynthia Brian’s Growing with the Goddess Gardener.
“Think Like a Plant” (p. 49) sent in by Susan Patrick of Mequon, WI.
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