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 Network's 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).