About Us

Publisher Jane Milliman. I started the magazine in 1995. I also have written the bi-weekly gardening column in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle since 1996 and publish Ear to the Ground PRO.  E-mail Jane
Cathy Monrad, Graphic Designer and self-proclaimed garden crafter.
E-mail Cathy
Debbie Eckerson is our Calendar Editor and Subscriptions Manager. She also works on special projects. E-mail Deb
Brian Eshenaur, right, our esteemed Technical Editor, is an IPM specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Christina Le Beau, author of our ‘Rooted’ column, writes about food literacy and sustainability for publications nationwide. She blogs at Spoonfed: Raising Kids to Think About the Food They Eat.
Michelle Sutton (formerly Buckstrup) is a horticulturist, writer, and editor: www.MichelleJudySutton.com.
Redbud and Trout Lily, faithful companions.

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Bonnie Linden March 8, 2018 at 2:42 pm


I am an avid Cactus and Succulent grower (as a hobby) and I’m wondering if there are any local clubs, organizations or even just people interested in sharing cacti knowledge, plants, interest etc. or going on trips to see cacti.

I can’t be the only one!

Thank you,



cathym March 10, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Hi Bonnie-
I scanned our area club listings quickly but didn’t come across one that matches what you describe. Here is the link to that page: http://upstategardenersjournal.com/area-garden-clubs/

Hopefully you can connect with others with the same interest- good luck!

Cathy Monrad


Gloria Foster August 24, 2016 at 10:12 am


I’m hoping you can tell me what to do about amaryllis bulbs that have had roots strangled in pots.
I left a phone message for you too.

Thank you for any help you can give me.



janem September 20, 2016 at 9:48 am
Nancy Carr March 28, 2016 at 10:43 am

I would like to subscribe:


8336 Weedsport-Sennett Rd.
Weedsport, NY 13166


Ruth Curchoe January 3, 2015 at 7:52 pm

I want to notify you of an address change so as not to miss the journal.
Old address
268 Frisbee Hill Road
Hilton, NY 14468

New address
104 Amberwood Place
Rochester, NY 14626


janem January 4, 2015 at 5:53 am

Got it — thank you!!


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