Laurel Radomski: Plover, WI’s Laurel is “an avid—well, rabid—gardener” who’s had stories in Issues 95, 96, 100, 103, 104, 108, and 112!

Dave Salch: Southern OR’s Dave is a retired high-tech executive, father of 11, and now head of a ten-acre farm with a one-acre garden.

Chawada Dioka: Botswana, Africa’s Chawada retired from education to full-time rose growing in 2017.

Anita B. Stone: An 80-year-old journalist in Raleigh, NC, Anita once taught gardening in tiny Robbins, NC.

Gayla Mills: Formerly a writing professor (and author of an award-winning, personal-essay chapbook, Finite), Gayla lives with her husband and two dogs in Richmond, VA.

Barbara Ott: A retired Waldorf teacher, Master Gardener, and avid knitter in northern CA, Barbara loves to “paint with plants.”

Joy Coles: “I’ve cultivated seven children and 11 grandchildren more than gardens. This is my first-ever submission to a publication!”

Mo Pascoe-Hoyal: Dry Prong, LA’s Mo has been an equestrian, singer, nurse, mother, grandmother, and author in Issues 98 and 108.

Pamela J. Tinnin: A commercial organic gardener, Pam also writes a regular newspaper column.

Hannah England: A talented graphic novelist, Hannah ( has been drawing for GP for 11 years…ever since she was 17!

Jean Ryan: Napa, CA nursery-woman Jean is the author of Lost Sister, Survival Skills, and Strange Company.

Mary Whitsell: Mary had stories in GPs 91, 93, 95, 97, 100, and 105. She currently lives in China.

Maria Taney: “Prior to our move to coastal NJ, my gardens were as regimented as soldiers. My husband and I have now created a wildlife habitat in just two summers.”

Buds Credits

“Clocks of the Seasons” (p. 27) from Marion Owen of Kodiak, AK.
“It Sustains You” (p. 59) from Tending the Earth, Mending the Spirit by Connie Goldman and Richard Mahler.
“Plant Trees” (p. 65) from Sally Williams of Ipswich, MA.

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