Cathy Wilkerson Barash is the author of several books, including The Climbing Garden, Evening Gardens, and Edible Flowers. Currently President of the Garden Writer's Association, Cathy's articles have been featured in The New York Times, magazines such as Organic Gardening, New York, Woman's Day, and Home. In 1989, she was awarded the Quill and Trowel Award from the GWA for excellence in journalism for newspaper feature writing.
Melinda Myers is a Horticultural Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Many recognize Myers as the host of "Great Lakes Gardener," a public television program that airs throughout the Great Lakes and provides region-specific advice to Midwest gardeners. She hosts the "Plant Doctor Radio Show" on WTMJ Radio, writes a bi-monthly column for The Milwaukee Journal and has been contributing editor and columnist for Birds & Blooms Magazine since 1996. Melinda is a member of numerous horticultural associations and earned the 1998 Garden Communicator's Award from the American Nursery and Landscape Association and the 1998 Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writer's Association of America.