Stephanie Cohen has written a book on design that was published in the spring of 2005 called The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer published by Storey Press. It was their best seller for 2005. This book was chosen by The Garden Writer’s of America as the winner in the best overall book.(2005) Stephanie finished a new book for 2007 called "Fallscaping". The Diva has received the honor award from The Perennial Plant Association at their meeting in 2005 in Canada. Stephanie is the first woman to receive this award - the only other woman won as a husband and wife. Currently she is starting book three for Timber Press and helping to consult on the restoration of the Muhlenberg House Gardens located in Trappe, Pa. The Diva was written about in "Greenhouse Grower" (2008) as one of the people in a "Who's Who" in the perennial industry.
Stephanie was recently awarded the Garden Communicator of year from PPA. She has also received three awards from the Perennial Plant Association for design, as well as receiving their Service and Academic Award. She has received awards from Temple University, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and The American Nursery and Landscape Association for Garden Communicator of the Year 2000. In 2005 The Diva became A fellow of Temple University Alumni Association, the highest award given to an alumna. She has lectured coast to coast, including Alaska. Stephanie has been on QVC TV as the “Perennial Diva.” She was featured on CN8 TV once a month on a gardening segment.
Stephanie has taught herbaceous plants and perennial design at Temple University for over 20 years. She was the founder and director of the Landscape Arboretum at Temple University, Ambler. She is a contributing editor for “Fine Gardening”, The HGTV Newsletter, is on the advisory board for “Green Profit”, “Green Scene” a publication for PHS, and a regional writer for the Blooms of Bressingham Plant Program. Currently she has finished her new book "The NonStop Garden" which will be released in May 2010.