Thomas C. Cooper, an editor, writer, and garden designer based in Watertown, Massachusetts, was the editor of Horticulture magazine for 22 years. He was also the founding editor of The Gardener and has also held senior editorial positions at Boston College Magazine, and Country Journal. Mr. Cooper served as the general editor of a collection of 11 gardening books published in association with Macmillan Publishing and as editorial consultant to Lyons Press for another series of books called Garden Classics. Mr. Cooper is the author of Odd Lots, a collection of his essays about life in his city garden. He has also contributed to a number of gardening books including The Gardener’s Almanac, Roses, The Roots of My Obsession, and My Favorite Plant. His writing has appeared in numerous publications including The Atlantic Monthly, House Beautiful, The New York Times, and Hortus. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Mount Auburn Cemetery and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust.