WILLIAM ALDRICH has written about gardening since 1980, mostly for the Chicago Tribune. He is an award-winning author and a past president of the Garden Writers Association. A lifelong resident of the Chicago area, he founded Chicagoland Gardening Magazine in 1995 and remains its publisher.
DON WILLIAMSON, the author or coauthor of more than a dozen popular gardening guides, has a degree in horticultural technology and professional certificates in turf management. He has extensive experience designing and constructing both perennial and annual beds in formal landscape settings.