Q&A and a GIVEAWAY: Home Grown Gardening

Where you’re an experienced gardener or just getting started, BEST PERENNIALS FOR SUN AND SHADE and BEST ROSES, HERBS, AND EDIBLE FLOWERS will enrich not only your flower beds, but your mind as well. Bursting with stunning photographs and detailed information on each plant, these new colorful, photo-filled additions to the Home Grown Gardening series take the guesswork out of gardening. No trial and error—get it right the first time!…

Q&A with Katie Cottle, author of “The Green Giant”

Katie Cottle is an illustrator and print-maker living and working in Bristol, UK. Her work is often informed by the marks and colors created through traditional lithography. She also works digitally, using an iPad, and occasionally paints with gouache. The Green Giant is her first book. What was your inspiration for writing this book? Did you have a “green” friend growing up? My inspiration was an abandoned section of a botanical garden! The plants…

Q&A with Abby Artemisia, author of “The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders”

Abby Artemisia Abby Artemisia is a botanist, herbalist, and professional forager living in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and with a degree in Botany from Miami University, Abby has since traveled the country learning about plants and herbal remedies. She teaches dozens of workshops every year on a wide range of botanical and herbal topics. She has previously run an herbal tea business, worked on…

Q&A with Shelley Levis, author of “Countertop Gardens”

Shelley Levis Shelley Levis is a passionate horticulturist, speaker, writer, and garden designer. She is an editor and content creator for Urbanique magazine, a regular contributor to a variety of newspapers and magazines, and the voice behind the popular gardening blog Sow & Dipity. Her creative DIY garden projects have been featured in the Huffington Post, Fine Gardening and GreenCraft magazines, and other publications. In her latest book “Countertop Gardens“,…

Q&A with Chris McLaughlin, Author of “Growing Heirloom Flowers”

Chris McLaughlin has been gardening for over 35 years and is the co-founder of northern California’s Laughing Crow & Company Flower & Fiber Farm. She has authored seven gardening books and has written for From Scratch magazine, About.com, and VegetableGardener.com. In print, her work can be found in such magazines as Heirloom Gardener, Urban Farm, Hobby Farm Home, Herb Companion, and Fine Gardening. In her latest book, “Growing Heirloom Flowers“,…

Q&A with Max McMurdo, author of “Upcycling Outdoors”

Max McMurdo officially started his career turning junk into treasure as a child crafting washing up liquid bottles into spaceships! After graduating from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 in Product Design and Visualization in 2000, Max fulfilled his boyhood dream and became a car designer in Cologne, Germany.  ​In 2003, he established his business reestore ltd with the aim to design and create a range of upcycled furniture and accessories…

Q & A With Jessica Walliser, Author Of ‘Container Gardening Complete’

Jessica Walliser co-hosts The Organic Gardeners, an award-winning program on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a regular contributor to Fine Gardening, Urban Farm, and Hobby Farms magazines. Walliser also serves on the editorial advisory board of The American Horticultural Society.  Her two weekly gardening columns for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review have been enjoyed by readers for over nine years. Jessica’s fourth book, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to the Garden: A…