Ray Rogers is a garden editor and writer who began his career working at arboretums, nurseries, and horticultural societies. He earned his MS in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has since then taught at the George Washington University Horticultural Program and been Senior Editor at Dorling Kindersley Publishing. A member of Garden Writers of America, Ray is coauthor of The Philadelphia Flower Show: Celebrating 175 Years and is a consultant for a specialty nursery. Currently a freelance editor and author, Ray is a regular contributor to the American Gardener magazine, Green Scene, and American Cottage Gardening, and was a guest on Martha Stewart Living. He continues to pursue his horticultural interests as a home gardener, an amateur hybridizer of Hippeastrum (amaryllis), and an award-winning horticultural exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show.