Ann wilson

Ann Wilson

location-pin Geneva, Illinois

Expertise: Gardening

Ann Wilson


Ann Wilson, a freelance writer who gardens in Geneva, Illinois, loves the idea of using rocks and sandy soil to create specialty beds that let gardeners experiment and expand their plant palettes. She has written articles for Birds & Blooms on a variety of gardening topics including edible flowers, conifer trees, vining plants and rock gardens.

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Top 10 Edible Flowering Plants for Home Cooks to Grow

Add beauty and gusto to your garden with these flavorful, edible flower plants that you can harvest for culinary purposes.

The Best Types of Conifer Trees and How to Grow Them

Garden experts share their favorite types of conifer trees as well as the best tips for growing conifers in your backyard.

Top 10 Backyard Vines With Fall Flair

Grow these fall vines to brighten your autumn landscapes with blazing foliage, colorful berries and fetching flowers.