Leah Chester-Davis Author's Website Leah Chester-Davis writes extensively about gardening, food, and farm topics. She founded and edited an award-winning gardening publication, Extension's Successful Gardener, for N.C. State University, which she edited for 10 years. Later, she edited "The Successful Gardener Guide," published by Blair Publisher. She has completed the Master Gardener certification training, and the past 10 years has used her extensive training in using research-based information and proven research-based techniques to write gardening articles and content for plant nurseries, corporate publications, and media outlets. 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.