Author Lorene Edwards Forkner
Author, speaker and avid gardener/cook, she revels in the seasonal pleasures and broad scope of gardening life in the Pacific Northwest affords. Supported by a degree in fine art and years of practical experience owning and operating a small specialty nursery in Seattle, Lorene considers her approach to making gardens to be rooted in childhood outdoor play. A designer’s eye for re-purposing objects and a keen sense of conservation and thrift infuse her every effort with personality, wit and sustainability. Lorene is the new editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine, a quarterly journal and website for West Coast gardeners and those who look to the West for inspiration and fresh ideas. Her latest book “Handmade Garden Projects: Step by Step instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting & More” encourages gardeners to put aside yard work and start having fun again making their mark on the landscape. Lorene blogs about gardens and the stories behind them at PlantedAtHome.com.