Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster (at kissmyaster.co),has alienated/enraptured dozens. She also blogs for Fine Gardening, Proven Winners and a bunch of other places. There is a Kiss My Aster Facebook page that's like a party (in your plants).
She is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.