LARRY HODGSON is a freelance garden writer and photographer living in Quebec. He is a regular contributor to several garden magazines and speaks frequently to horticultural groups. Larry also hosts gardening shows on both television and radio in the province of Quebec. He has written over 50 books on gardening including Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies. He frequently leads garden tours throughout the world and writes a daily gardening blog called Laidback Gardener (laidbackgardener.wordpress.com). Presently, Larry is President of the Garden Writers Association Foundation and proud host of the Plant A Row program that encourages home gardeners to share their harvest with the needy.