Horticulturist and author, Erica hosted “A Gardener’s Diary” on Home and Garden Television (HGTV) for fourteen years. In her role as host, she interviewed gardeners from all walks of life across the United States. Her curiosity about the impulse that drives people to garden, as well as her enthusiasm about plants, makes her a natural at facilitating the stories gardeners want to tell.
Living and gardening in Atlanta, Georgia, she wrote a biweekly column on plants and garden design for over ten years for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is the co-author with Walter Reeves of The Georgia Gardener’s Guide (revised edition published in 2004) and Month-By-Month Gardening in Georgia(revised edition published in 2006). Her most recent book Proven Plants Southern Gardens was published in December of 2009.
In July of 2011, she received the Garden Media Award from the Perennial Plant Association.
In her own garden, Erica grows vegetables, fruits (including blueberries) heirloom roses, bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees. She strives to have fresh flowers and foliage for bouquets to bring indoors or to take to friends throughout the year.
Erica has also served as a contributing editor for Fine Gardening, a Taunton Press publication. Her articles have appeared in New York Times, The Farmer’s Almanac and Atlanta Magazine.
Erica lectures on gardening topics such as fragrant plants, perennials, the winter garden and garden design.