Cheryl Moore-Gough, M.S., is the Montana State University Extension state horticulturist and the Montana Master Gardener program coordinator. She has authored more than fifteen extension service publications, regular biweekly columns that appear in forty area newspapers, and articles for Fine Gardening, American Nurseryman, and Montana Magazine. She is the present host of Northern Garden Tips. This is her second gardening book. When not involved in gardening, Cheryl trains in and teaches the Japanese martial art of aikido. She holds the rank of sandan, or third-degree black belt.