Experts on Tropicals, Exotics, and Orchids
Pam Baggett is a freelance writer and photographer who lectures on tropicals and other garden topics. Her articles have appeared in publications including Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and The American Gardener, and she has won a Quill and Trowel award from the Garden Writers Association.
Photographer for The Naturescaping Workbook, Karen Bussolini has been a gardener for as long as she can remember, and specializes in garden photography, writing, and lecturing. She sees connections between disciplines and has long been involved in organic, environmentally conscious gardening.
Steven A. Frowine is a professional horticulturist, a consultant to the green industry, and an active garden writer and speaker. A much sought-after speaker, Steven has a special love for orchids and other tropical plants.
Kristin Green first unearthed a passion for gardening while on the West Coast earning degrees in art and painting from the University of Washington. Now back on native soil, she is a full-time, year-round gardener serving as interpretive horticulturist, garden blogger, and photographer at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, a 33-acre non-profit public garden in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Patricia A. Harding is an orchid enthusiast who enjoys explaining taxonomy issues to fellow enthusiasts. She speaks frequently on the topic, and is an accredited American Orchid Society judge. She has been growing and photographing orchids for three decades.
Donald J. Leopold, a long-standing member of the Ecological Society of America, has studied native plants for nearly 30 years. He has taught courses in dendrology, plant materials, freshwater wetland ecology, and numerous graduate seminars on conservation and restoration topics.
Roger Marshall is the editor of Home Greenhouse magazine, the magazine of the Hobby Greenhouse Association, and a member of the Garden Writers Association, the Ocean State Orchid Association, and the Rhode Island Dahlia Society. He is also the author of How to Build Your Own Greenhouse.
Larry Mellichamp is a professor of botany at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and director of the university's botanical gardens. He has written many technical and popular articles on plants and gardening, appears regularly in the local media, and has co-authored four books, including Bizarre Botanicals.
Fascinated by observing carnivorous plants in the wild, Barry A. Rice travels throughout the U.S. to photograph these plants. He encourages plant enthusiasts to support only nurseries that do not collect their stock from the field.
Ellen Zachos lectures on houseplants for horticultural organizations around the world. As a professional photographer, she illustrates her lectures with high-quality slides. A former Broadway performer Ellen recently released her first CD combining her two passions, plants and music.