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Since 1974, Dan Heims has been deeply involved in horticulture. He is currently the president of Terra Nova Nurseries, a company noted for its many new plant introductions.
Dan's articles and photography have appeared in a number of gardening magazines — including American Gardener, Garden Design, and Horticulture. He has taught horticulture courses, distributed and sold exotic plants, and runs his own "design and build" landscape business.
Dan's perennial breeding programs have produced many international gold and silver medal winners. He has spoken around the United States and in Japan, England, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, Australia, and Canada.
He hosted a weekly gardening show on radio KKSN in Portland and has appeared on American, Swedish, and British television. Dan's garden has been featured in Sunset Magazine, Organic Gardening, and Better Homes and Gardens.
Dan is currently working on a book of horticultural humor. He considers himself to be the original "hortiholic." Though a great deal of his time is spent traveling, Dan is quick to say, "The more I travel, the more I stay in Portland, Oregon. I love my life here."
He spends his free time with his family and as a professional photographer, puts in many hours snapping images of his beloved friends, family, plants, and travels. Dan resides in Portland, Oregon.
Awards for Dan Heims
- Royal Horticultural Society Reginald Cory Memorial Cup