MARIA CINQUE is a lawn and garden expert and president of Cinque Associates Limited, a horticultural and environmental communications company. The Long Island-based garden guru shares her expertise with millions of people through television appearances, radio interviews and print and web communications. Maria was one of the first female Agricultural Extension Agents/Specialists in the United States. She has an Associates Degree from Farmingdale State University of New York and Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Plant Pathology/Horticulture from the University of Georgia.
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.