James Fizzell has more than 50 years of hands-on horticultural experience, making him the source other experts turn to with their toughest turf, vegetable, landscape, and plant problems. Fizzell is well known to midwest gardeners through numerous appearances on radio and TV and from articles for neighborhood weekly newspapers. Jim has written more than twelve books for midwest gardeners for Cool Springs Press.
Jacqui Heriteau is the author of many books on gardening and cooking. She served as editor of the noted horticuture book Good Housekeeping Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening and had a Book-of-the-Month club selection with her book National Arboretum Book of Outstanding Garden Plants. She has been honored as the American Nursery and Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Communicator of the Year award and is a Fellow of the Garden Writers Association.
Joe Lamp'l (aka joe gardener) is the host of two national television shows: GardenSMART on PBS and DIY Networkï¿½s Fresh from the Garden. His latest project includes producing and hosting a brand new series on PBS, Growing a Greener World. He's also a syndicated columnist and author, and his latest book is The Green Gardener's Guide: Simple Significant Actions to Protect and Preserve the Planet.
Holly Hunter Stonehill grew up in Connecticut in a family whose shared interests were gardening and cooking. She tended the vegetable plot and the flower gardens, gathered fruit for jellies and jams, and tasted and tested recipes for her mother's cookbooks. Holly has co-authored two cookbooks with Jacqui and a series of grow-and-cook-it herbs and spices calendars.
Liz Ball is a horticultural writer, photographer, researcher, and teacher. Over the past 20 years, her articles and photographs have appeared in numerous catalogs, magazines, and books. She has co-authored nine books on plant and landscape care for Rodale and other publishers. She is the sole author of many others, including Cool Springs Press titles My Pennsylvania Garden, a Journal (2000); Month-By-Month Gardening in Pennsylvania (revised 2007) and Pennsylvania Gardener's Guide (2002).
New England Gardener’s Handbook is written by popular gardening experts who include their collective wisdom in one complete guide for New England gardeners. In addition to the hundreds of hardy plants in eleven different plant categories, there are monthly to-do calendars assisting gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to pruning. Full-color photos for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all New England gardeners with expert advice for home gardeners in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.