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Sally Roth

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Sally Roth is an award-winning author of 20 or so popular books about birds, nature, and gardening, including the best-selling "Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible," and a contributing editor for "Birds & Blooms" magazine. She's also an enthusiastic public speaker, whether it's grabbing a stranger on the street ("Hey, want to see something cool? ") or talking to an audience of hundreds ("Hey, want to see something cool? ") . She and her husband Matt Bartmann share their home in the high Rockies with two dogs, one cat, a family of pine squirrels, a hard-working packrat...

Marta McDowell

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Marta lives, gardens and writes in Chatham, New Jersey. She teaches landscape history and gardening at the New York Botanical Garden, where she studied landscape design, and lectures for garden audiences around the United States. She was named "Instructor of the Year" for the New York Botanical Garden in 2011.

She is particularly interested in the relationship between the pen and the trowel -- authors who garden. Her book, Emily Dickinson's Gardens, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2005. Timber Press published her book on Beatrix Potter's gardening interests in October 2013. Beatrix...