HEATHER EVANS is an architecture graduate, permaculture enthusiast, and gardener. She spent time in Australia and New Zealand working on organic and permaculture farms in order to move her skills towards sustainable landscape design. Heather is currently living in Verona, Italy with her fiancé where she teaches English and hopes to get involved with Slow Food garden education and permaculture design.
DARCY DANIELS is a Portland-based landscape designer and owner of Bloomtown Gardens. For more than 15 years, Darcy has been designing multi-layered residential landscapes filled with colorful and textured plants that delight the senses year round. She is passionate about plants and committed to helping homeowners connect with their outdoor living spaces. In 2016 Darcy launched eGardenGo, an inspirational, fun, and easy-to-use website for gardeners. www.bloomtown.net
Great Plant Pickshttps://www.greatplantpicks.org/
Rick Peterson manages the Great Plant Picks educational program at the Elisabeth Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, Washington. His home garden in Federal Way, which he shares with frequent Pacific Horticulture contributor Richie Steffen, is landscaped with “restrained exuberance” and includes overly abundant collections of species rhododendrons, iris, epimedium, ferns, and a plethora of other rare and unusual flora. Both plead guilty to the current menagerie of potted plants waiting patiently in the driveway…
Jennifer Jewell is the Creator and Host of the nationally syndicated, award-winning public radio program and podcast Cultivating Place, Conversations on Natural History & The Human Impulse to Garden. Her third book, What We Sow, on the Personal, Ecological, and Cultural Significance of Seeds, will be published by Timber Press September 19, 2023.
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 www.normsnursery.blogspot.com.
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 ahandmadegarden.com. She was the editor of Pacific Horticulture from 2012-2019.