Derek Carwood A native of Northern California and Midwest transplant, Derek Carwood has been involved in horticulture for over 30 years and has experience working throughout the US and abroad. Currently, he is the owner of Greenwood Horticulture, where he focuses on horticultural consultation, education, and sustainable landscape design. Derek's passion for sustainable solutions imbues every aspect of his work. 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.