Nan Sterman, a garden communicator, designer, and coach, lives in Encinitas, California. Her television show, “A Growing Passion,” newspaper and magazine articles have won awards from the Garden Writers Association. She is a founding board member of APLD San Diego, the author of California Gardener’s Guide, Volume II, and coauthor of Waterwise Plants for the Southwest. Her website is www.PlantSoup.com.
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.
Pamela Waterman is a freelance writer who gardens in Pasadena, California. She has written frequently about gardens and gardeners in Pacific Horticulture, most recently about the work of landscape architect Isabelle Greene of Santa Barbara. She is now working on a book about Isabelle’s gardens. She has been an advisor to Pacific Horticulture‘s Gardening Under Mediterranean Skies symposia.