Steve Bender

Steve Bender is an award-winning author, editor, columnist, and speaker with nearly 40 years of experience as a Garden Editor, Senior Writer, and Editor-at-Large for Southern Living magazine. Known as The Grumpy Gardener, he is a highly respected expert on Southern gardening. Steve endeavors to make gardening fun and accessible to everyone no matter their skill level as he shares his horticultural wisdom with Southerners and garden enthusiasts across the country. He’s also the co-host (with Nellah McGough) of Ask Grumpy, one of the top-rated gardening podcasts, which airs twice a week.