Heather Blackmore Heather Blackmore has spent over two decades working in the field of media and communications. She began as an editorial assistant before designing pages and writing features for two Chicago-area newspapers. At Better Homes & Gardens and Country Gardens magazine, she was a former field editor and garden scout with a particular interest in writing about gardening. Currently, she is a writer for Here She Grows, her own online lifestyle blog about gardening, food, and health. 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.