Julie Martens Forney Horticulturist and writer Julie Martens Forney has become a household name for national and local publications when it comes to all things gardening.She is an accomplished author and writer with over 25 years of experience, having contributed to Better Homes & Gardens titles such as "Perennial Gardening" and "Quick Color Garden" throughout her career. Julie is also a regular blogger and columnist for HGTV and the DIY Network.When she's not covering the floral industry or the greenhouse crop production (two of her favorite areas of expertise), Julie spends her time writing about food, lifestyle, education, and nutrition, just to name a few. 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.