Martha is a garden writer, designer, and speaker. She is a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Gardener magazine and the publications editor for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Her articles have also appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Fine Gardening. A graduate of Chatham University’s landscape design program, Martha has been designing naturalistic and environmentally sound gardens for 15 years. She has been a Penn State master gardener since 2000.

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