Amy Ziffer is a garden designer who has worked with residential clients in Connecticut since 1998. She is a former staff editor at Fine Gardening magazine and a Master Gardener. Her freelance work as a garden writer and photographer has appeared in multiple books and magazines. Her most recent book, The Shady Lady’s Guide to Northeast Shade Gardening, was published by the University Press of New England in 2014. She frequently lectures and teaches about gardening across the Northeast.