More About the Author
Carole Ottesen, who gardens in Maryland and Cape Breton, attended the University of Wisconsin and the Universitaet Heidelberg in Germany and spent a decade as an artist before embarking on a career of garden writing and photography. In addition to a column in the Potomac Almanac, she translated garden books and contributed to periodicals including Flower and Garden, American Nurseryman, Hortus (Britain), Garden Design, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, House Beautiful, Organic Gardening, and Martha Stewart Living.
After working on the Time-Life garden series, she joined the staff of The American Gardener from 2001 to 2004 and continues to contribute to that magazine. She also served as garden editor for Washington Home and Garden magazine .
Her garden books include The New American Garden (Macmillan, February, 1988), Gardening with Style, with Graham Rose and Peter King (Bloomsbury Press, Britain, 1988), Ornamental Grasses, The Amber Wave (McGraw/Hill, October,1989; paperback, 1995), The Native Plant Primer, (Harmony, 1995), The Herbal Epicure: Growing and Cooking Plants that Heal (Ballantine, February, 2001) and the Guide to Smithsonian Gardens, March 2011.
Dying for the Christmas Rose, June 2012, is her first garden mystery.
Coming--hopefully in late 2012--will be Murder House.