Meet our Experts

Meet the BHG Experts

Our team of BHG garden editors is here to help you solve your gardening dilemmas, from battling lawn weeds to stopping squirrels. We're here to help!... more
Justin W. Hancock is the garden editor for He is a plant lover to the core. His home garden, though only quarter acre, is packed with more than 2,000 varieties of plants. Some of his...... more
Doug Jimerson has been gardening since he was 4 years old, helping his grandparents with their tiny New Jersey garden filled with azaleas, roses, hollies, and bearded iris. Right after college, Doug...... more
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...... more
Eric Liskey is deputy editor of gardens and outdoor living for Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Eric was a nature lover before he got into gardening -- and and still is. Once he got to college,...... more
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...... more
Jane Austin McKeon is editor of Nature's GardenTM magazine,, and Outdoor Rooms magazine. Jane grew up in Iowa as the nature-loving daughter of two gardeners who mentored her to...... more
As manager of the Better Homes and Gardens Test Gardens, Sandra Gerdes shapes the landscape of a Des Moines city block into a knockout display garden, a testing ground for plants, and an outdoor...... more