BENJAMIN, Joan. American, b. 1956. Genres: Homes/Gardens. Career: Flower and Garden Magazine, Kansas City, MO, editorial assistant, 1977; Shelter Insurance Company, Columbia, MO, gardener, 197880; Apple Valley Farm, Waverly, MO, farm manager, 1981-82; Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, Columbia, MO, landscape technician, 1982-88; Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA, interpretive horticulturist, 1990-92; Rodale Press Inc., Emmaus, PA, associate editor, 1992-. Publications: (with B.W. Ellis and D.L. Martin) Rodale's Low-Maintenance Gardening Techniques: Shortcuts and Time-Saving Hints for Your Greatest Garden Ever, 1995; (ed., with E. Hynes) Great Garden Shortcuts: Hundreds of All-New Tips and Techniques That Guarantee You'll Save Time, Save Money, Save Work, 1996; (ed., with B.W. Ellis) Rodale's No-Fail Flower Garden: How to Plan, Plant and Grow a Beautiful, Easy-Care Garden, 1997. Address: c/o Rodale Press Inc., 33 East Minor St., Emmaus, PA 18098-0099, U.S.A.