This month, the lords and ladies of the Roundtable, along with our esteemed guests, Debra Prinzing and David Perry of A Fresh Bouquet, explore the topic Getting From Here to There. In the language of garden design, those 5 little words hold a multitude of possibilities. Before we delve into the topic of Getting From Here to There, let’s get to know our renowned companions for this month’s journey, Debra and David.
Debra Prinzing is a Seattle- and Los Angeles-based outdoor living expert who writes and lectures on gardens and home design. She has a background in textiles, journalism, landscape design and horticulture. A frequent speaker for botanical garden, horticultural society and flower show audiences, Debra is also a regular radio and television guest. Her five books include Garden Writers Association Gold Award-winning Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways (Clarkson-Potter/Random House, 2008) and The Abundant Garden (2005). She is now at work on her new book about seasonal, local and sustainably-grown cut flowers with photographer David Perry. Read more about it at www.afreshbouquet.com.
Debra is the new contributing garden editor for Better Homes & Gardens and her feature stories on architecture and design appear regularly in the Los Angeles Times’ Home section. She is also a contributing editor to Garden Design magazine and writes for top shelter and consumer publications, including Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Cottages & Bungalows, Metropolitan Home, Landscape Architecture, Sunset, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Old House Interiors, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles and Romantic Homes, among others. Her website and blog: www.debraprinzing.com.
David Perry has earned his living as a commercial photographer for more than thirty years and in that time has been invited back to work, again and again, for some of the most demanding clients, magazines, ad agencies and design firms in the world. He has successfully completed assignments in each of the fifty states of the U.S. and in dozens of countries in every corner of the world. Based in Seattle, he fills out those essential non-career corners of his life as a cook, a fly fisherman and an avid gardener.
His thoughtfully chronicled online journal, “A Photographer’s Garden Blog,” melds his two interests – photography and gardening. David’s clients have included AT&T, Amazon, Bantam and Ballentine Books, Boeing, Costco, Farm Credit, Harvard Business School, Microsoft, PACCAR, Weyerhaeuser and many others. Over the past few years his work has been featured inLandscape Architecture Magazine (including two cover features) and Sunset. David is a regular contributor to Range magazine and has collaborated with Debra Prinzing on a garden feature for Seattle Homes & Lifestyles.
Join us on our adventure, as we explore Getting From Here to There. Simply click on the links below and enjoy the journey.