Pat Leuchtman had barely begun her own garden in Heath, Massachusetts in 1980 when she began writing Between the Rows, a weekly garden column for the (Greenfield) Recorder. Since then she has also written for other publications including The Boston Globe, Berkshire Living and Horticulture Magazine. She speaks locally about perennial gardening and sustainable roses. In 2012 she published The Roses at the End of the Road about her life among the roses in a small town. She blogs at commonweeder.com and can be found on Facebook as Pat Leuchtman, and The Roses at the End of the Road.