Nancy Schramm

Nancy Schramm

Carman's Nursery

Nancy Schramm is a nursery child who grew up to become the third and current owner of Carman’s Nursery. She is active in Western Horticultural Society and has helped produce the Hot Plant Picks exhibit at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show for the past six years. Nancy writes a monthly plant column for Out & About Magazine and is a self-confessed plant nerd, something she blames on her dad, Ed Carman.

David Laws

David A. Laws

David A. Laws enjoys combining his interests in gardening, technology, and travel by photographing and writing about them from his home in Pacific Grove, California. David is semiconductor curator at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California and serves on the board of the California Garden and Landscape History Society.

Andrea Hurd

Andrea Hurd

Mariposa Gardening & Design

Mariposa Gardening & Design, Cooperative, Inc. is a Bay Area landscape design company whose highest priority is to create beautiful ecologically conscious outdoor living spaces. We are a group of skilled craftspeople that create dry stack stone and leaning flagstone walls, and drought tolerant and permaculture gardens that provide habitat for songbirds and wildlife.

Matthew Hoffman

Matthew Hoffman

The Living Seed Company

Matthew Hoffman is best known for his work in the global peace movement and his work with Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, UN Messenger of Peace. In the spirit of planting seeds of peace, joy, beauty, and food, Matthew and his wife Astrid created The Living Seed Company. They believe the power of people growing food and saving seeds is one of the best ways to achieve both inner harmony and global prosperity.

Nancy Carol Carter

Nancy-Carol-CarterNancy Carol Carter researches horticultural history and has published in California Garden, Eden, Journal of San Diego History, and Pacific Horticulture, on numerous topics including horticulturist Kate O. Sessions, the olive industry, and the development of Balboa Park. She is an Associate Editor at California Garden, where her regular column, “Roots,” profiles people important to horticultural development in Southern California.

Veronica Voss-Macomber

Veronica Voss-Macomber is the 2013 Pitschel Prizer winner for her essay entitled “Children Need Gardens.”

Bill Marken

Bill Marken was editor-in-chief of Sunset and Garden Design magazines. He now is writing for several print and online publications, including Garden Design and Landscape Architecture magazine, for which he writes a column called “Palette,” which describes how landscape architects design with plants.

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Glenn Withey

Glenn Withey and Charles Price have been resident curators of Seattle’s Dunn Gardens since 1997. Avid plantsmen with a passion for planting design, they are involved in the planning of the new NPA Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, write and lecture widely, and maintain a garden design business for the horticulturally obsessed.

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Charles Price

Charles Price and Glenn Withey have been resident curators of Seattle’s Dunn Gardens since 1997. Avid plantsmen with a passion for planting design, they are involved in the planning of the new NPA Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, write and lecture widely, and maintain a garden design business for the horticulturally obsessed.

Earl Nickel

EARL NICKEL is an Oakland-based horticulturist, writer, and photographer. He writes a weekly column for the San Francisco Chronicle profiling garden-worthy plants and has contributed feature articles to Pacific Horticulture, Fine Gardening, and various Bay Area newspapers. Erle maintains a large and varied garden and blogs for Annie’s Annuals and at

Lorene Edwards Forkner

Lorene Edwards Forkner lives and gardens in Seattle where she pursues a good and delicious life filled with family and friends together with all things horticultural, believing that the really good part is in the blending of one’s passions.

Lorene is the author of five garden books including Hortus Miscellaneous (Sasquatch Books), Handmade Garden Projects, and The Timber Press Guide Vegetable Gardening: Pacific Northwest. Lorene is also the author of the newly released “Color In and Out of the Garden,” Abrams Books, 2022. Follow along at She was the editor of Pacific Horticulture from 2012-2019.

Daniel Mount

Daniel Mount hails from a long line of wandering gardeners, nurserymen and farmers.  He received his first shovel for his second birthday and began his gardening career in the sand box later that afternoon. Spending most of his youthful summers in a vegetable patch, on a farm, in parks, or in the woods, the curiosity of a scientist and the soul of a poet were awakened in him. Daniel went on to study fine arts and botany at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, from which he received a BS in Botany.

Drawn to the legendary gardening climate of the Pacific Northwest, Daniel moved to Seattle, Washington in 1988. Since that time he has created, maintained and consulted on gardens primarily in the Puget Sound Basin. The skills he acquired working in the passionate gardening environment of  Pacific Northwest have opened many doors. Daniel was invited to Cologne, Germany, where he worked on urban rooftop and courtyard gardens as well as rural estates. He was next called to Orto dei Semplici Elbano on the Island of Elba, Italy where he collected and designed with the unique flora of this island.  He maintains an ancillary connection to this garden to this day. Closer to home he has consulted on projects and designed gardens in and around Durham, North Carolina; Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Phoenix, Arizona.

Daniel has settled on a small farm nestled in a 150-acre bird sanctuary, which he shares with his partner, innumerable slugs and a bear, in the Snoqualmie River Valley east of Seattle. He enjoys growing organic vegetables and fruits, raising ducks and experimenting with flood tolerant plants. He creates gardens and also teaches and writes about plants and gardening.

Debra Prinzing

Debra Prinzing is an award-winning author, speaker, and a leading advocate for American-grown flowers. She is the creator of, a free online directory that helps consumers find florists, designers, studios, and farms that supply American grown flowers. Debra is the producer and host of the Slow Flowers Podcast with Debra Prinzing, which is available for free download on iTunes or at

Frederique Lavoipierre

Frederique Lavoipierre is the creator and author of “Garden Allies,” a series that ran for 10 years in Pacific Horticulture magazine. She also teaches classes and workshops on sustainable landscaping, including ecological principles, habitat gardens, beneficial insects, soil ecology, freshwater ecology, and aquatic invertebrates. Follow her on Facebook at