Author Kathy Hudson has been a writer for 30 years. For decades she has written garden articles for Baltimore Style magazine, Baltimore Fishbowl, The Baltimore Sun, Chesapeake Life, and Chesapeake Home. Her bimonthly essays have appeared as “Hudson’s Corner” in The Baltimore Messenger since 1995. A graduate of Hollins College (now Hollins University), she worked for 11 years at Maryland Public Television before returning to her childhood home in Baltimore, Maryland, where she tends the garden with her husband, the painter Greg Otto.
Photographer Photographer Roger Foley specializes in landscape architecture and garden design. His work has been featured in hundreds of books, magazine articles, and websites. He is the sole photographer of eight garden books, two of which won Award of the Year from the Garden Writers Association. His previous book, A Clearing in the Woods: Creating Contemporary Gardens, features gardens by noted landscape architects and designers across the country. Foley also lectures and leads workshops on garden photography. www.foleyfoto.com
Foreword Author Allen has been with Jelitto Perennial Seeds since 1995 and currently serves as Director of Special Projects. Jelitto offers over 3,000 varieties of perennials, herbs and ornamental grass seeds. Allen coordinates public relations, works with domestic seed producers and searches for potential new varieties around the world. From 1980 – 1995 Allen was the owner of Holbrook Farm and Nursery, Fletcher, NC, a national mail order nursery growing perennials, wildflowers and rare trees and shrubs. Allen introduced to the US market: Stokesia ‘Klaus Jelitto’ and the sweetshrub, Calycanthus ‘Michael Lindsey’. In 2002, The Royal Horticultural Society awarded the Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) to Heuchera ‘Molly Bush’. Allen received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky in 1973 and was an International Trainee at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England 1978 – 1979. He has been a regular contributor to the Garden Rant since 2013 and serves on the board of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Louisville, Kentucky. www.gardenrant.com