About the Author
, an author, professor and broadcaster, earned his M.S. in horticulture and worked as an LSU Agriculture Center/Extension Service horticulturist for more than 20 years. In 2001, Gill accepted a new state position in Baton Rouge as Associate Professor of Consumer Horticulture and currently writes a weekly column for the Times-Picayune
and a monthly column for Louisiana Gardener
magazine. In addition, Gill appears weekly on WWL-TV, hosts the Saturday morning WSMB Garden Show
, and serves as spokesperson for the LSU Agricultural Center's "Get It Growing" project.
Joe White served as area agent in horticulture production and marketing for the LSU Agricultural Center/Extension Service for almost 29 years. With an M.S. in Horticulture and a Doctor of Philosophy in Horticulture, White previously wrote for Louisiana Gardener
magazine, provided hundreds on horticultural broadcasts on KCBL and KNCB and has been a regular columnist for The Shreveport Times
for 30 years. White was also one of the founders of and occasionally appears on "Successful Gardening," a master gardener educational program on Times Warner cable. White is a charter member of the Louisiana Horticulture Society and he and Dan Gill were the recipients of a Professional Achievement Award in 2001 from the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association.