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Rick Peterson

Great Plant Picks

http://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…


Jaime Pawelek

Jaime Pawelek, a former research assistant to Dr Gordon Frankie, is now applying her native bee knowledge to gardens in North Florida.


Gordon Frankie

Dr Gordon Frankie, a professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, is writing a field guide to the native bees of California.


Robbin Thorp

Robbin Thorp, professor emeritus in UC Davis’s Department of Entomology, who also identifies all bees collected in the statewide survey.


Paul Lee Cannon

Paul Lee Cannon is a freelance journalist who’s written for The American Gardener, the San Jose Mercury News, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Combining a passion for writing with an equal passion for gardening, he is cofounder of Growing Forward, a bimonthly forum for landscape professionals. Visit his blog at http://hitthegroundwriting.blogspot.com.


Karen Bonfigli

Karen Bonfigli is an artist and educator. Working in collaboration with Andreas Hessing, an artist and landscape designer, they have been creating site-specific installations for more than fourteen years, focusing on issues related to the native flora and fauna of California and the human role in regional ecosystems. Of their thirty-five temporary and five permanent installations, most have been in nontraditional public venues in Southern California.


Andreas Hessing

Andreas Hessing is an artist and landscape designer.  Working in collaboration with Karen Bonfigli an artist and educator. They have been creating site-specific installations for more than fourteen years, focusing on issues related to the native flora and fauna of California and the human role in regional ecosystems. Of their thirty-five temporary and five permanent installations, most have been in nontraditional public venues in Southern California.


George Lasch

George Lasch, Border Supervisor for the NPA border, is guiding it through its major renovation. He honed his skills at Longwood Gardens, RHS garden Wisley, and the Missouri Botanic Garden before settling in Seattle. A lifelong gardener, he enjoys connecting people and plants.


John Lambrinos

John Lambrinos is an Assistant Professor and Landscape Ecologist at the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State Unversity.


Marilyn Jordan

Marilyn Jordan gardens extensively at home and provides editing and publishing services to earthand community-oriented writers through her Kitchen Table Communications.


Nanette Londeree

Nanette Londeree, garden writer and Master Gar-dener, serves on the board of the Marin Art & Garden Center. This life-long gardener is now immersed in her primary passion— horticulture—working in her Marin County garden, coaching others with their gardens, and developing garden education programs for all ages.


Richie Steffen

Richie Steffen is curator of horticulture for the Elisabeth C Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, where he manages the rare plant collections and leads the acquisition of new plants. He is an active member of numerous horticultural societies in the area and lectures widely about garden-worthy plants.


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Frederique Lavoipierre

Frederique Lavoipierre is Education Program manager at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. She also teaches classes and workshops on many aspects of sustainable landscaping, including ecological principles, habitat gardens, beneficial insects, soil ecology, fresh-water ecology, and aquatic invertebrates.


Nan Sterman

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.


Marie Barnidge-McIntyre

Marie Barnidge-McIntyre is the staff horticulturist for Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach, California, and did the majority of the research on trees for the restoration of the historic orchard there. She also operates Gardens by Design, a consulting firm, from her home in Thousand Oaks, California.


Roger Raiche

Roger Raiche is the founder of Planet Horticulture, a design-build landscape firm that emphasizes unusual plants in naturalistic and ecologically minded garden designs. His twenty-three-year career at the UC Botanical Garden (Berkeley) transformed the California Collection. He collected extensively, discovered three species, and introduced many new native cultivars.