Marie Harrison is the author of Southern Gardening, Flowering Shrubs and Small Trees for the South, Groundcovers for the South, and Gardening in the Coastal South. A master gardener, she serves on the board of directors for the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. She also writes gardening columns for a number of newspapers and other publications in addition to frequently lecturing at garden clubs and seminars. She and her “amiable spouse” live in the midst of her lovely garden in Valparaiso, Florida.