My name is Jay White and I am a gardener from Brenham, Texas. I have a master’s degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M University that I completed at the tender age of 51! Whoop! When I am not working on this blog I am trying to use some of the “learnin’ ” I got from A&M to grow the best organic edibles and ornamentals in Texas. When I am not gardening (or writing about gardening) I work for the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. I am also a very lucky husband, proud father and (soon to be) ridiculous grandfather. My wife (Sally) and I are truly blessed. We are the proud parents of five incredibly good kids, we work for great places that we truly love and we live in the best little town in America. All of this is due almost entirely to her. I just want to say a very public thank you to her. She is the reason I went back to school and the reason I began to write. She is my inspiration and my biggest supporter. I hope you like the blog as much as she does!
Patty Glenn Leander was raised in Midland, Texas by a dietitian mom who never met a vegetable she didn’t like and a geologist dad who loved his Bermuda onions as much as his bermuda shorts. She is a contributing writer to Texas Gardener magazine, a Master Gardener Vegetable Specialist and holds a B. S. in Food and Nutrition from Texas Tech University. In addition to growing, eating and writing about vegetables she enjoys traveling the great state of Texas sharing her expertise and enthusiasm for vegetable gardening. Patty and her husband, Bruce, work as a team – she cultivates, harvests and prepares the vegetables, he photographs and eats them. Patty’s passion for vegetable gardening was inspired by the late George and Mary Stewart of Houston, who shared with her their lifetime of gardening wisdom and encouraged her to pass it on so that others may share in the satisfaction and success of growing their own vegetables.
William (Bill) D. Adams, spent 31 years honing his craft as an extension specialist in Harris County. Upon retirement he set out to learn everything there was to know about the tomato. His efforts have resulted in the publication his latest book, the “Texas Tomato Lover’s Handbook“. This best selling, comprehensive work tells you everything you need to know so you can grow the best tomatoes possible in the difficult and unpredictable Texas climate. As you will see when you read his book, Bill’s extensive research (which means growing EVERY tomato he mentions) has made him the UNDISPUTED tomato king of Texas.
Janet Laminack has been the Denton County Extension Agent in horticulture since September 2008. In the past she has served as a Horticultural Therapist at the Denver Botanic Gardens and served as the Horticulture Extension agent in Taylor County (Abilene, Texas). She also served 28 months in the Peace Corps where she provided technical assistance in organic vegetable gardening to impoverished families in fourteen communities in Ecuador. Janet is a native Texan, who has lived in many small towns around the state. She earned her B.S. in Horticulture and her M. Ed in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University.