William Way: “I am a 37-year-old artist, writer, and poet in northern California. I love drought-tolerant, deer-resistant plants.”
Dr. Steph Burk: “I am a southwestern Ohio veterinarian who enjoys gardening, history, humor writing, and all things equestrian.”
Katie Bingham-Smith: “I am a Maine freelance writer and would-be gardener. I have almost been arrested a few times clipping hydrangeas from graveyards.”
Deborah L. Morris: From Coats, NC: “I am a doctor, assistant professor, cook, reader, mom, and grandma—who feels like my writing career is just taking off!”
Lou Storm: From Whitney, TX: “I ’ve been blessed with a Forest Gump life I never envisioned—and wrote this essay on New Year’s Day.”
Meg Hudson: “My husband and I are happily living and writing on a hobby farm in Anderson, SC.”
Gary Carter: From Port Orford, OR: “I’ve been in the nursery business for some 40+ years. I’ve written a lot of gardening articles and have two novels and poetry books in print.”
Laura Blobaum Knoerr: “I am an ardent but far from perfect gardener in Elgin, IL. I promote urban gardening and plant milkweed for monarchs (which worked!).”
Laurel Radomski: Plover, WI’s Laurel is “an avid—well, rabid—gardener” who’s had stories in Issues 95, 96, 100, 103, 104, and 108!
Kate Gilgan: From Lake Logan, BC: “Because of my family’s nomadic adventures, it took five years for me to have a garden in my life again.”
Michael Filas: Michael teaches English at Westfield State University in Northampton, MA and gardens with his family, a cat, a rabbit, and chickens.
Julie Foley: Albrightsville, PA’s Julie not only “bleeds chlorophyll” if she cuts herself, but was published in Issues 94, 101, and 105.
“Sing Robin, Sing” (p. 19) from A Gardener’s Book of Quotations (Dutton).
“Faith and Beauty” (p. 41) sent in by Linda R. Bell of Knoxville, TN.
“Riotous Roots” (p. 47) sent in by Pat Sharow of Camp Point, IL.
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