Barbara Peake Wise Title: Garden Writer Education: Auburn University Location: Brentwood, TN Barbara is highly recognized throughout the country for making the complicated world of landscape design or horticulture understandable and attainable to the everyday gardener. She is aHighlights:Featured in the Discovery Channel's makeover show "Picture This" when she designed and installed country music star Heidi Newfield's courtyardDeveloped a container gardening seasonal program in her community that grew from 50 planters the first year to over a 850 planters per season in less than 5 yearsFeatured annual speaker at Northwest Flower and Garden ShowFeatured annual speaker at Chicago Flower Garden ShowAuthor of Container Gardening for All Seasons published by Cool Springs Press Experience As a young girl Barbara Peake Wise would follow her forester father through the woods as he inspected trees. Absorbing this love of nature, she pursued horticulture through Auburn University, her Master Gardening certification, and ten years in professional greenhouse growing. For over twenty years Barbara used her horticulture expertise in residential and commercial design and maintenance with the goal of creating that same love for nature she absorbed as a young girl. While working in professional landscape maintenance, she also taught classes for the communities in which she worked or lead seminars for the maintenance teams of landscaping companies. Her hands-on and educational approach earned her the nickname of "The Flower Lady" throughout the middle Tennessee area and to those who recognized her work but couldn't always remember her name. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.