By Becky Kirts
Becky Kirts is a passionate gardener, animal lover, writer, photographer, and creative chef. She loves to travel and explore any new area. Always with the hope that sharing these adventures on her blog will inspire others to explore nature and dig in! She has devoted her life to her passions.. she has taught endless classes on everything from herbs to native gardening and has written many articles for local and regional magazines. Basically, a garden storyteller who talks about her passion to anyone who will listen.
By Margaret Mishra
Margaret started her vegetable garden in 2011 with 4 small raised beds & a lot of enthusiasm. Over the years, that little vegetable garden grew. Then, in 2021, she completely renovated the main vegetable garden. They now have a total of 19 beds for annual vegetables & flowers, 3 asparagus beds as well as several fruit trees and berry bushes. The numerous perennial borders on our one-acre property are also in a perpetual state of expansion…or so it seems 😉 Margaret’s philosophy? Gardening is more about the journey than the destination.
By Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp
Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp grew up in Indianapolis and lives about 15 minutes from downtown in a 1951 mid-century modern ranch. As a confessed hortiholic, she admits that her eyes are too big for her yard. You just can’t have enough plants. She feeds the birds, provides them with sources of water, and if she’d complete the inventory and application form, her landscape could be a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat. One of these days it will be official. She considers herself a seat-of-the-pants, trial-and-error gardener and shares her experience and advice in her blog The Hoosier Gardener.
By Larry Hodgson
Larry Hodgson learned by doing, starting with his father who taught him how to garden. Larry studied modern languages at University and lives in Québec City, so he speaks French far more often than English, thus, why he writes his blog in both French and English. Throughout the years, he studied horticulture voraciously and still does through reading and testing. Larry started writing articles for gardening magazines as a sideline until it became a career. Larry’s climate is a cold one (USDA hardiness zone 3, AgCan hardiness zone 4) with snow for about 6 months each winter, so he writes a lot about cold-climate gardening … but also about just about any other aspect of gardening.