Linda Vater

Linda Vater

Garden Designer

Linda Vater has lived and gardened at her 1935 English Tudor home in historic Oklahoma City for the past 25 years. A self-taught garden designer who obsesses over garden-inspired living, Linda appears weekly on local NBC KFORtv, speaks frequently on all things gardening, and is a firm believer that gardening brings us together.

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Carmen Johnston

Carmen Johnston

Garden Lifestyle Expert

Get garden advice and plant care tips from industry expert, Carmen Johnston. Carmen integrates her first-hand experience with plants in The Southern Living Plant Collection with her vast knowledge of gardening to help readers solve garden problems.

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Erica Glasener

Erica Glasener

Garden Lifestyle Expert

The Southern Living® Plant Collection is proud to offer garden advice and plant care tips from industry expert, Erica Glasener. Erica is an author, lecturer and was an award-winning host of HGTV’s, “A Gardener’s Diary” for 14 years.

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Kim Toscano

Kim Toscano

Garden Lifestyle Expert

Kimberly Toscano is a freelance writer, gardening expert and traveler with an eye on design. Kimberly blends her formal training in horticulture and entomology with her passion for design to educate and inspire gardeners.

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Steve Bender

Steve Bender

Garden Lifestyle Expert

Steve Bender grew up in Lutherville, MD and was exiled to Alabama in 1983 for reasons that remain secret to this day. He loves fried okra and often selects dinner wine based on whether it goes well with fried okra. His mission is to make gardening uplifting, accessible, and inspirational to all. He will no doubt succeed.

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