Colston Burrell a lifelong gardener, garden designer, author, photographer, naturalist, and teacher, grows all the hellebores that will fit in his garden near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Tanya DeMarsh-Dodson has gardened since she could walk and has worked in the field of horticulture for more than twenty years, currently in the Puget Sound Basin. She has served on a Great Plant Picks Committee since 2000, maintains a garden consultation business, and volunteers with the Garden Conservancy’s Northwest Network.
Kathy Musial is curator of living collections at the Huntington Botanical Gardens where she has worked for more than twenty-five years. She serves on the board of directors of Pacific Horticultural Society, leads tours for the Society, and is a collaborator on the soon-to-be-published Conifers around the World.
Carol Bornstein is one of Southern California’s most highly respected native plant specialists and co-author with David Fross and Bart O’Brien of California Native Plants for the Garden (Cachuma Press, 2006). Carol was horticulturist for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden for nearly thirty years.
Richard G Turner Jr is the editor emeritus of Pacific Horticulture. After receiving degrees in architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Michigan more than thirty years ago, he escaped to California, where he has worked in the fields of garden design, public garden education and administration, and garden publishing. His small, chemical-free San Francisco garden provides habitat for wildlife while serving as a test ground for mediterranean-climate plants.