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Virginia Smith

Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, worked as a reporter at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Ohio – with six short months at the end of the Bulletin tossed in – before returning to Philadelphia in 1985 to join the Inquirer. Her favorite beats here have included Center City, roving around Pennsylvania (and getting paid for it!) and alternative medicine. She’s also been City Editor and Pennsylvania Editor. Ginny has been happily writing – and learning - about gardening fulltime since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.”

 
Read Virginia A.'s blog Blog Kiss the Earth
Latest post: The wreaths are alive - 05/09/2014
  Email Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com
11/08/2013
Mary Metrione can't remember the names of all the ornamental grasses in her Haddonfield garden, but her affection for them makes an unforgettable impression:
 
Squash - from mystery to triumph
10/31/2013
Crescentia Motzi's floral adventure began in Hong Kong, her home until 1971, when her family emigrated to the United States.
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