Lauren Springer Ogden worked in public gardens on both sides of the Atlantic before receiving her master's degree in horticulture from Penn State. At Denver Botanic Gardens, she designed the Watersmart and Romantic Gardens. An award-winning writer and photographer, she is a contributing editor for Horticulture magazine and author of The Undaunted Garden, named one of the 75 best American gardening books of the last century by the American Horticultural Society, and coauthor of Passionate Gardening: Good Advice for Challenging Climates, which received the 2001 AHS Book Award. Lauren's gardens have been featured on television and in many publications, including The New York Times, Sunset Western Landscaping book, and The Collector's Garden. She is a popular speaker in the United States and Canada. Lauren and her husband Scott Ogden, also a horticulturist and writer, design and consult around the country. They garden together in Fort Collins, Colorado and Austin, Texas. Please visit their website at www.plantdrivendesign.com.