Welcome to the Gazette’s new garden column. Instead of one writer, we have 12 contributors who will all write columns in their respective areas of expertise. Also, we would love to hear from you — if there is a topic you feel we need to cover, let us know by calling the Extension Office at 740–833-2030. This interactive approach allows the voice and perspective of the column to change. With so many different motivations for the modern gardener, we hope to encompass all of our readers’ interests. On our panel of contributors we have herb enthusiasts, long time vegetable growers, gourmet cooks, florists and a lawn care specialist among other very talented individuals.