Title: Garden Writer
Location: Roxbury, CT
Expertise: Gardens, Houseplants, Garden Antiques, Heirloom Plants, Perennials, Historic Gardens, Gardening Trends, Herbs

Tovah Martin is the author and often producer and stylist for many garden and stories featured in BHG as well as other prominent national and regional publications. Following 25 years of experience curating houseplant collections at nationally-known Logee's Greenhouses, she then spent two years on staff at White Flower Farm before going freelance. She has continued hands-on gardening at Furthermore, her own 7-acre property.

* Author of 16 books on gardening
* Contributed chapters and essays to three other books
* Gives lectures throughout the country for botanical gardens and garden clubs, as well as often appearing as a speaker for Master Gardener symposiums.
*Served as a judge for the New England Flower Show and the Philadelphia Flower Show.
* She has been the keynote speaker at the New England Flower Show & Perennial Plant Conference.
* Featured for a CBS Sunday Early Show segment on terrariums. She has been a guest on the Martha Stewart Show, At Home, The Victory Garden, the Indoor Gardener, B. Smith with Style, Home Matters, Chronicle, and the HGTV Way to Grow Show as well as appearing frequently on radio broadcasts including NPR and Martha Stewart.
* She spent two years as the Editorial Producer and frequent guest on the PBS television series Cultivating Life with Sean Conway.
* Accredited Organic Landcare Professional with NOFA (Northeast Organic Gardener Association).
* She has received numerous awards for her books and her educational efforts.
* Honorary Member of the Garden Club of America and the Litchfield Garden Club.
* Lifelong goatherd.


Tovah Martin has always been fascinated by plants, beginning with an independent study of herbs followed by 25 years at Logee's Greenhouses focusing on houseplants. She left Logee's to work at the esteemed White Flower Farm, helping that company introduce houseplants into their catalog. Simultaneously, she has always written about gardening, launching her writing career with articles for The New York Times and Horticulture Magazine, followed by 14 years as Hearst's Victoria Magazine's garden editor.

Since Victoria ceased publication, she has continued writing for publications in the US and abroad, including Gardens Illustrated in Britain and Korean Airlines' inflight publication, Morning Calm. For two years, she chronicled the planting and progression of Piet Oudolf's perennial and bulb combination borders for the New York Botanical Gardens. In her articles, she also shares knowledge gained through fanatical and obsessed gardening endeavors at Furthermore, her 7-acre property in CT.

At Furthermore, she maintains perennial, vegetable, and annual gardens as well as mixed borders, lawn replacement plantings, a large meadow, and cut flower beds. Indoors, she cultivates over 200 houseplants and is continually collecting plants to bolster her knowledge. And in her spare time, she collects garden antiques and hugs her goats. She blogs for several plant/plant product specialists including Colorblends, Coast of Maine, Costa Farms, and Select Seeds, featuring her own collection of plants in photographs for those blogs.


After briefly attending Antioch College, Tovah went on a work/study at Logee's Greenhouses which turned into a lifelong career. She also studied horticultural therapy at the New York Botanical Garden and received her certification as an Organic Landcare Professional through NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association).

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