Bethany and Larry Lael

Lael's Moon Garden Nursery

www.laelsmoongarden.com.

Bethany and Larry Lael are the owners of Lael’s Moon Garden Nursery, located in Rochester, Washington. The nursery features extensive display and test gardens and offers more than 1,000 varieties of large and small trees, ornamental shrubs, edibles, and selected perennials. www.laelsmoongarden.com.


Andrea Hurd

Andrea Hurd

Mariposa Gardening & Design

http://www.mariposagardening.com/

Andrea Hurd is owner of Mariposa Gardening & Design, a Bay Area landscape design company whose highest priority is to create beautiful ecologically conscious outdoor living spaces. She works with 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. www.mariposagardening.com


Paula Henson

Paula Henson

Terra Bella Water

http://terrabellawater.com

PAULA HENSON is a water conservationist, landscape designer, writer, and educator. Her company Terra Bella Water promotes water education and provides water awareness presentations for anyone from preschoolers to homeowners. She has been designed award-winning rainwater harvesting systems and landscapes in the Los Angeles area and is an EPA Watershed Wise Landscape Professional and an ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association) Accredited Professional.



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Earl Nickel

http://www.normsnursery.blogspot.com

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. Since 2007, Erle has been a nurseryman at Grand Lake Ace Garden Center. He maintains a large and varied garden and blogs weekly at www.normsnursery.blogspot.com.


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Lorene Edwards Forkner, editor

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. She has been the editor of Pacific Horticulture since 2012.


Daniel-Mount

Daniel Mount

http://www.mountgardens.com

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.

www.mountgardens.com