Ruth grew up in Wales and studied horticulture at Studley College in England. She has contributed greatly to her profession as a writer of tomes (Perennials for American Gardens, Random House); an editor of gardening magazines; and a lecturer, advisor and judge for botanical gardens and flower shows all across the country and around the world.
Ruth gardens in Westchester County, NY (Zone 6) where she grows an eclectic range of plants. Her plant choices reflect those plants that do well in her region and throughout the northeast.
Ruth recently wrote a book for Timber Press titled “50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants: The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs that Deer Don’t Eat”
Ruth writes for the Womanswork blog and newsletter, offering practical advice tied to the seasons.