Heather Blackmore

Heather Blackmore

Heather Blackmore


Heather Blackmore is an award-winning, Chicago-area writer and photographer specializing in home and garden. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, as well as in numerous national and regional publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens and Chicagoland Gardening magazines. Heather launched her blog, Here She Grows, in 2017, to share the ups and downs of garden life in her small suburban backyard. When not gardening, she enjoys knitting, watercolor painting and navigating life as a new empty nester.

Articles & Recipes

How to Identify and Fix Common Vegetable Garden Problems and Pests

You spend all summer tending your garden, waiting for that perfect harvest. But plenty of common vegetable garden problems and pests are waiting, too!

Why Do Tomatoes Split? Here’s Your Answer, Plus How to Prevent It

No matter how knowledgeable the vegetable gardener, everyone has asked "Why do tomatoes split?" at least once in their gardening lifetime.

7 Types of Hydrangeas for Multi-Season Interest

Your garden needs good bones all year long. Use these types of hydrangeas to add interesting shape and colorful structure to beds and foundation plantings.