Larry Hodgson is a full-time free-lance garden writer and photographer and has been notably editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines, garden correspondent for Le Soleil de Québec and radio garden commentator for CBC Radio’s Quebec City station. He is a regular contributor to garden magazines in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Rebecca’s Garden, Organic Gardening, and Gardens West and his book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as some 30 other titles in English and French. His latest English-language book, is Making the Most of Shade.
Larry can be frequently seen in Quebec on French-language television.
He's a former National Director of the Garden Writers Association and teaches horticulture to mature students at Laval University. He often leads garden tours to various spots around the world and has visited the gardens of over 30 countries so far. He resides just outside of Quebec City.
Larry frequently speaks to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S and has quite a repertory of lectures on garden subjects, including the following:
12 Easy Perennials for Cottage Gardeners
Beautiful Bulbs and How to Grow Them
Biennials: the Forgotten Beauties
Gardening on the Cheap
Gardens and Nature in Costa Rica
Gardens and Nature in South Africa
Gardens Around the World
Gardens of Australia and New Zealand
Gardens of Canada
Gardens of Europe
Making the Most of Shade
Perennials with Pizzazz
Tips and Tricks for Laidback Gardeners
He can also prepare lectures on demand on other horticultural subjects based on his slide library of over 75,000 plant and garden shots.