Jane Austin McKeon is editor of Nature's GardenTM magazine, BHGnaturesgarden.com, and Outdoor Rooms magazine. Jane grew up in Iowa as the nature-loving daughter of two gardeners who mentored her to love and preserve native flowers and fauna. She got her start in the magazine business as an editorial intern for Better Homes and Gardens magazine while studying journalism at Iowa State University. That summer job grew into a lifelong passion of promoting gardening and the natural world. She believes that gardeners can make this world a better place, one backyard at a time. Jane lives and gardens in Des Moines with her husband, four children, a rambunctious dog, and three curious cats.