Mackenzie Nichols Mackenzie Nichols is a freelance writer specializing in horticulture and entertainment journalism. Her expertise is writing articles about new plants, garden trends, tips and tricks for gardeners, entertainment trends, Q&A's with business leaders in entertainment and horticulture, and newsworthy articles relating to trends in modern society. She has over 5 years of experience writing for major publications. 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.