About the Author
Marty Wingate is an author, lecturer, garden tour guide and teacher with a master's degree in urban horticulture from the University of Washington. Her features appear every Thursday on the Northwest Gardens section of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She writes for national magazines, including Fine Gardening and Horticulture, and also for Northwest Garden News. Her first book, Big Ideas for Northwest Small Gardens, was published by Sasquatch Books in February, 2003, and her next book, The Big Book of Northwest Perennials was published in February, 2005. Marty regularly takes small groups to tour the gardens of Britain and Ireland.