Myers is a nature and gardening writer whose specialty is attracting wildlife, especially birds, to the garden. She contributes regularly to the magazine Birds and Blooms, and lectures widely on creating gardens that please both human and avian visitors. She is also a teacher and consultant, with over 20 years of experience in the field of horticulture.
Fizzell has more than 40 years of hands-on horticultural experience. Fizzell has been featured often on television and radio and in leading trade journals, and has become a celebrated guest speaker at industry seminars and horticultural associations throughout the Midwest. Fizzell was the horticultural advisor for the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service for nearly 35 years. In 1991, he founded James A. Fizzell and Associates, Ltd., which provides services to professional horticulturists, arborists, municipalities, sports turf managers, media, and other plant experts needing specialized help. Fizzell attended Pasadena California City College and California State Polytechnic College and received his B.S. in Floriculture and his M.S. in Horticulture from the University of Illinois.