Alicia is an experienced gardener who has taken a number of classes at her local botanic garden. She has written hundreds of gardening and landscaping articles, blog posts and catalog descriptions for online publication. Drought resistance, xeriscape, and wildlife gardening topics -- such as protection of pollinators and beneficial insects -- are her areas of particular expertise. However, she is knowledgeable about a broad range of gardening and landscaping subjects, including annuals, perennials, growing conditions, home composting, cold hardiness zones and nationwide garden design and planning. Alicia excels at making technical and scientific information accessible to a wide range of readers.