Johanna Silver Johanna Silver is a contributing editor at Better Homes & Gardens. Her work also has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Eating Well. Previously, Johanna spent ten years at Sunset Magazine where she served as Garden Editor. She has authored two books: The Bold Dry Garden and Growing Weed in the Garden. Johanna lives and gardens in Berkeley, CA, where she grows fruits, veggies, and entirely too many cut flowers. 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.