Born into a gardening family, Elisabeth Ginsburg grew her first plants, a healthy stand of hollyhocks, as a young child. Her experiences range from container gardening on a Missouri balcony to mixed borders in the New Jersey suburbs and vacation gardening in Central New York State.
She has studied gardening at the New York Botanical garden and elsewhere and has also written about gardens, landscape history and ecology for years in publications including The New York Times Sunday “Cuttings” column, the Times Regional Weeklies, Horticulture, Garden Design and Flower & Garden.
The “Gardener’s Apprentice” weekly column appears in papers belonging to the Worrall chain of suburban northern and central New Jersey weekly newspapers. She lives with her husband, teenaged daughter and feline “garden supervisors” in northern New Jersey.