Kirsten Sweet, Acting Editor, Birds & Blooms When I first started at Birds & Blooms, I was a self-proclaimed birding and gardening newbie. I have learned so much throughout my eight years on this brand, and now I am able to put that knowledge to good use as I start to put down some roots in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For years, I watched my mom slave over her garden and I never truly appreciated the effort. My family’s already got the gardening bug, so it’s fun to share my bird knowledge with them, too... Even if the only birds my mom cares to look at in the field are cardinals.