Tovah Martin has authored articles in Country Gardens, Traditional Home, Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, Cottage Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, at Home magazine, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Flower magazine, Horticulture, Coastal Living, Coastal Home, Old House Interiors, Early Homes, Westchester Home & Garden, This Old House Magazine, and The Litchfield County Times as well as many other publications. Recently, she proudly served as the 2012 Writer-in-Residence for Victoria magazine.
In her constant, undying pursuit of all things garden-related, Tovah Martin gets her hands dirty both outside and indoors. She is a perennial, heirloom, vegetable and cottage gardener of fanatical proportions, and is accredited with NOFA as an Organic Land Care Professional.
Beyond the garden outdoors, Tovah’s areas of specialty also include decades of experience with tropicals (especially begonias) in windowsills, greenhouses, and otherwise. In addition to editing more than a dozen titles, Tovah's passion for interior gardening led to her most recent books, The Unexpected Houseplant and The New Terrarium.
In other media, Tovah has ventured into web content writing; you can follow her blog at www.plantswise.com. Watch Tovah in action on television – she has appeared most recently on the CBS Sunday Early Show, the Martha Stewart Show, and the PBS television gardening series “Cultivating Life,” where she served as editorial producer. Tovah was awarded an Honorary Membership in The Garden Club of America and the Litchfield Garden Club in May 2010; additionally, she became the recipient of the GCA’s medal for outstanding literary achievement. In 2013, she received the Gustav Mehlquist Award—the highest honor bestowed by the Connecticut Horticultural Society.
The boxy original house begged for light-filled wings and a conservatory to tie it to the rural property. The foundation was kept unfettered by plantings in the Victorian tradition, but new gardens are everywhere.