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Pam co-authored Best Garden Plants for North Carolina, released by Lone Pine Publishing in February, 2006.

"Small enough to take to the garden center or nursery, this book contains all the gardening information you need to decide which plants to select and how to care for them in your regional garden." Book Club

Click HERE for reviews of Best Garden Plants for North Carolina, by Pam Beck and Laura Peters, Softcover, 176 pages, $16.95, ISBN 976-8200-10-3.

Pam's writing also appears in A Gardeners' Guide to Wake Forest, compiled by the Wake Forest Garden Club, 2002: and A Taste of Taffy: Samplings from the Triangle Area Freelancers, Lulu, Inc., 2008.

Pam regularly contributed magazine articles and photographs for Carolina Gardener from 1993 to 2010. She was awarded the Silver Trowel Award for magazine-writing for 2006 by the Garden Writer's Association of America (now Garden Communicators International) for her May 2005 article "For the Love of Magnolias" in Carolina Gardener. She had another CG article on heirloom tomatoes reprinted in Seed Saver's Exchange.


Pam has been published in Wakefield, Fifteen501, Wake Living, and CIRCA magazines.

Her newspaper credits include the News & Observer, The Wake Weekly, The Ivy Dispatch, and The Raleigh Extra.

She has contributed articles for the Weekend Gardener & Home Improvement Guide.

Online credits include Gardener's Confidence Collection, Get into the Spring of Things with Hydrangeas, published in July 2007.

Her horticultural society newsletter contributions include: the JC Raulston Arboretum newsletter; The Quill and Trowel for Garden Communicators International; and The Trillium for the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS).

She was a local garden scout and garden photo stylist for Better Homes & Gardens magazine, and has recently been published in both Organic Gardening (now Organic Life) and The American Gardener magazines.

She was an "Expert Garden Writer" and regular contributor to the Black Gold blog.

Pam is an active member of the Triangle Association of Freelancers, and regularly contributes to the WPTF Weekend Gardener Guide.

Writing Samples

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Carolina Gardener
     "For the Love
       of Magnolias"
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Organic Gardening
 "Dependable    Diversity"
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