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Dr. Denny Schrock joined Meredith Corp. in 2002 and has since edited more than 20 gardening books. He currently serves as editor of Landscape SolutionsTM and Exteriors magazines and provides garden content for For 18 years, Denny was extension horticulture specialist and coordinator of Master Gardener programs in several states. His interest in horticulture began at age 5 when his grandmother served as his mentor for his first vegetable garden. He describes himself as a plant nerd with a collection of more than 100 indoor plants and a low-maintenance landscape that features more than 1,500 perennials, trees, and shrubs.