A former horticulturalist for White Flower Farm, Charles W.G. Smith has also been an instructor of vocational agriculture. He has written about gardening and environmental issues for more than a decade. He is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Edible Herbs, The Weather-Resilient Garden, and Raptor!
"His advice is worth heeding for any gardener who wants his or her time and effort to pay off every year, regardless of the weather."
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"In addition to sound gardening advice, the book is chock-full of fascinating and useful information."-Detroit News and Free Press
"Blend an encyclopedia of 100 hardy plants with expert advice on how to organize a garden for inclement weather and you have a solid key to a lasting, beautiful garden.-The Midwest Book Review
"From evaluating the landscape for problem areas to selecting plants that are as resilient as they are beautiful, Smith shows readers how to plant a gorgeous garden that is tough enough to withstand anything nature might deliver."-Michigan Gardener