Charlotte Germane Charlotte Germane has almost 15 years of experience as a garden writer for nationally known horticultural companies, organizations, and magazines. A Master Gardener and Master Composter, she has been a home gardener in varied regions of the U.S. with expertise in organic gardening, edible landscaping, bulbs, and gardening with children. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.