Mary Ann Newcomer is an accomplished horticulturist, garden designer, regional garden blogger, and the former President of the Idaho Botanical Garden. In 2011, the American Horticulture Society highlighted her accomplishments in the American Gardener Magazine as a "member who makes a difference." She lives in Boise, Idaho.
"Great, beginner-oriented gardening book. . . . it piles on the tips, charts and checklists for everywhere along the Rockies. And the prose in Idahoan Mary Ann Newcomer's Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States has just the right touch. You can tell she's been there and planted that and knows our region's eccentricities like the back of her trowel." --The Denver Post "How do you use the region's hot, dry summer weather to grow the sweetest bell peppers? And during the long winter months, how can you protect overwintering root vegetables from frost? Mary Ann Newcomer answers these questions and more while covering the many eccentricities of gardening in the arid West." --The Idaho Statesman "Worth a long look. . . . packed with good information." --The Pueblo Chieftain