Julie Martens caught the gardening bug when she was a little girl—and she’s been digging in the dirt ever since. Today she tends garden in western Maryland, including cottage, perennial and vegetable planting areas. Professionally Julie has been a garden editor for several magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Living. Her writing appears on Lowes.com, in Country Gardens and Life: Beautiful magazines, and the Bayer Advanced Garden Gazette. Her book credits include Better Homes and Gardens Perennial Gardening, Garden Decorating and Garden Rooms.
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Lowe's MidAtlantic Regional Contributor Julie Martens makes garden plans to save time, effort, and cash in her 2012 garden.Learn More