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About The Site has been around since 1996. Originally founded by Donna Dawson, it was created with a goal of giving gardeners a place to go for resources and information about gardening. Whether you are an experienced green thumb, or someone that’s just starting out, this site was created as a resource for everything you need to know about gardening.

Redesigned and relaunched in 2022, the goal of remains the same. If you’ve come to the site, you’ve likely already seen our comprehensive articles about flowers, shrubs, native plants, vegetable and fruit gardens, container gardening as well as just about any type of gardening tip or trick you can think of!

Our authors are a group of hobby gardeners, organic farmers, landscape designers and certified master gardeners. Many of our writers have advanced degrees in plant biology or horticulture, and many run their own gardening businesses when they aren’t writing for our website. has been featured in many major media publications, including the Ottawa Citizen, The Calgary Herald, Gardenology, and The Christian Science Monitor.

Below you’ll learn about each of our gardening experts, their favorite plants, and what they love so much about gardening. Feel free to drop us a line on our contact page if you have any feedback, and thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Meet Our Garden Writers

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Tracy Edwards

Hobby Gardener & Writer

Tracy loves to garden with ornamental plants. She is a pro with perennial flowers and also adores her rose bushes. She’s been an avid plant lover and hobby gardener for over twenty years.

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Emma Braby

Hobby Gardener & Writer

Emma is a hobby gardener from the United Kingdom. When she’s not taking walks with her dog or enjoying time with her family, she’s enjoying plants she regularly grows in her hobby garden.

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Liessa Bowen

Gardening Expert & Writer

Liessa Bowen spends most of her free time in her hobby garden. She has a PhD in forestry from North Carolina State University with an emphasis in conservation biology and birds. She loves native plants.

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Laura Elsner

Master Gardener & Writer

Laura runs a garden design business in Canada, where she enjoys cold climate gardening and container planting. She’s been a professional gardener for over 15 years and is also a certified master gardener.

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Donna Dawson

Master Gardener & Founder

Donna founded in 1996. She is a certified master gardener leads garden tours around the world. Visit Gardening Tours for tour information.