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A Perfect Sixty

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This issue of Pacific Horticulture is my sixtieth as editor and marks a perfect time to settle into a new work pattern known as retirement. It has been a tremendous honor to serve as the editor of such a highly regarded horticultural journal for the past fifteen years. It's time, however, to let another lucky individual continue the tradition-and perhaps move Pacific Horticulture more solidly into the digital age.

That lucky individual is Lorene Edwards Forkner, who has already begun working as the magazine's third editor in its almost thirty-seven-year history. Lorene's involvement in the world of horticulture is outstanding: she owned and operated a small specialty nursery in Seattle for a number years, has written or co-written several books on gardening, lectures widely on gardens and garden making, won numerous awards for her gardens at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, and maintains a popular garden blog. She has also been an active member of the Pacific Horticulture board of directors for the past five years, representing the Northwest Horticultural Society.

I could not be more pleased with the selection of Lorene as my successor and extend all best wishes to her...


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