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James A. Baggett has been a garden editor and writer for more than 15 years. James now edits Country Gardens magazine after serving as editor of PerennialsTM and the founding editor of Nature's GardenTM magazines, both Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications. James also is the former executive editor of Country Living Gardener and Rebecca's Garden magazines. He is the author of Flower Arranging, a Best of Martha Stewart Living Book (Oxmoor House) and the former garden editor of American Homestyle & Gardening. James recently relocated with his good dog Scout from New York City -- where he tended a 10x20-foot garden behind an 1850 brownstone -- to Des Moines, where the lawn in front of his Arts & Crafts bungalow is slowly being replaced with flowerbeds.