C. Colston Burrell is a Master of Landscape Architecture and has an M.S. in horticulture. He is a garden designer, writer, consultant, and photographer, and is president of Native Landscape Design and Restoration, Ltd. He coauthored the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials, contributed to the New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening and Landscaping with Nature, and has served as consultant to many gardening books, including Treasury of Gardening.