Mike Heger, co-owner of Ambergate Gardens in Chaska, Minnesota, is one of the leading experts on gardening in cold climates. Debbie Lonnee, a thirty-year veteran of the nursery industry, works for Bailey Nurseries in Newport, Minnesota. She is a prolific garden writer and lecturer and the horticultural editor forNorthern Gardener. John Whitman is a garden writer and photographer. He is the coauthor ofGrowing Shrubs and Small Trees in Cold ClimatesandGrowing Roses in Cold Climates, both forthcoming in new editions from University of Minnesota Press.
Debbie Lonnee, a thirty-year veteran of the nursery industry, works for Bailey Nurseries in Newport, Minnesota. She is a prolific garden writer and lecturer and the horticulture editor forNorthern Gardener.Nancy Rose is a professional garden writer and photographer and the editor ofArnoldia, the quarterly magazine of Harvard Universityrsquo;s Arnold Arboretum. She is a regular contributor to such publications asFine Gardening, Northern Gardener, Gardening How-To,and theMinneapolisndash;St. Paul Star Tribune.Don Selinger worked at Bailey Nurseries in Newport, Minnesota, for nearly forty years. He has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe to seek out new plants for the nursery trade, and he has contributed to theSt. Paul Pioneer PressandNorthern Gardener.John Whitman is a garden writer and photographer. He is the coauthor ofGrowing Perennials in Cold ClimatesandGrowing Roses in Cold Climates, both in new editions from the University of Minnesota Press.
John Whitman is the author of numerous books and projects, including the "Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear" series, Zorro and the Witch's Curse , and, most recently, the trading cards for "24 Day 3." He is a 4th-degree black belt and defensive tactics instructor in Krav Maga, the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli military, has trained in protective services and defensive tactics in both the United States and in Israel, and has served as an instructor of U.S. law enforcement agencies and military anti-terrorist units.