LORRAINE KIEFER is a professional horticulturist, floral designer, teacher and garden writer. With her husband, Lorraine founded Triple Oaks Nursery and Herb Garden in Franklinville, NJ, in the mid-1970s. The operation today is run by her son Joe. Lorraine has written a weekly garden column since 1972 that is now in more than 15 papers. She serves on the Horticulture committee of the National Herb Garden in Washington, DC.
ALISON BECK has been gardening since she was a child. She has a diploma in Horticulture and a degree in Creative Writing. Alison is the coauthor of several best-selling gardening guides, and her books showcase her talent for practical advice and her passion for gardening.