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A former nurseryman and landscaper, George Schenk retired from business to pursue his passions for designing gardens and writing about them.
Schenk is the author of several magazine articles and books. His book Moss Gardening won the Book Award of the American Horticultural Society; The Complete Shade Gardener has been recognized by the society as being one of America's seventy-five "Great American Garden Books."
George is a specialist in the sculpture of the tribes of the Philippine Cordillera and is active in the effort to preserve their cultural heritage.
He splits his time between gardens and residences in Seattle, North Vancouver, Auckland, and Manila.