About Us

The Puddle Garden is the product of a brother & sister collaboration between author (Jared) and illustrator (Laura).

Jared Rosenbaum

Jared Bio Pic StreamJared is a botanist, plant grower, and author hailing from the wilds of New Jersey. He is the co-owner of Wild Ridge Plants, a family business that grows native plants for home gardens and ecological restoration. Jared is known for his lively workshops on plant ecology and the cultural uses of wild foods and medicines.

Jared is the author of Plant Local: Do-It-Yourself Native Plant Gardens, and is prominently featured in the documentary film Sourlands. His writings on plant ecology, lore and propagation can be found at wildridgeplants.blogspot.com


laura+rosenbaum+illustrator+designerLaura Rosenbaum

Jared’s collaborator (and sister) is illustrator and designer Laura Rosenbaum. Laura is the owner and designer of Novel Swim. She is best known for her free-flowing line drawings that are at once witty, quirky, and charming. Check out more of her illustration on laurarosenbaumillustration.com.





Please e-mail us with your questions and comments: info [at] wildridgeplants.com

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Us, back in the day…