Marty Ross                    Garden Variety


Marty Ross is a free-lance garden journalist. She  writes a monthly gardening column for Universal Press Syndicate,  and is a regional editor and garden scout for Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, and Nature’s Garden magazines. She has written hundreds of gardening stories for the Kansas City Star since 1991. Her work has been published in The Garden, the Royal Horticultural Society's magazine, and in The American Gardener, the magazine of the American Horticultural Society. Her work for the New York Times won four Garden Media Awards from the Garden Writers Association, including the Award of Excellence for Writing.

Marty writes stories about life in gardens: about people and their plants, the culture of horticulture, the history of what we grow and why, where, and how we grow it, and what it all means to us. She tends a small, shady, densely planted city garden in Kansas City, Missouri, and a country garden in tidewater Virginia.

Gardens, culture, and horticulture

Marty Ross

phone: 816-822-0274