Documents: Speakers List:

Dan Heims
December 28, 2002

Plantsman/President of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

4309 SW Cullen Blvd. Portland, OR 97221-3540 USA TEL: 503-977-7808 or 503-263-3150 ext 314 FAX : 503-244-2745 E-mail:

FEES: To be negotiated

TOPICS: new perennials from around the world, plant breeding/sport fishing, shade gardening, Japanese plants, variegated plants, Heuchera and its Allies, getting a plant to market/patenting plants, four fabulous genera.

DESCRIPTION: Dan Heims has spent the last 24 years deeply involved in horticulture. He is currently the president of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc., a company noted for its new introductions to horticulture. Dan's articles and photography have appeared in a number of magazines. He has taught horticulture courses, wholesaled exotic plants, and run his own "design and build" landscape business. He has hosted a weekly gardening show on radio and has appeared on television with his plants. His perennial breeding programs have produced many international gold and silver medal winners and he has patented 30 new plants. His job description dictates that he must "travel the world and seek the newest perennials". He has spoken in Japan, England, Around the United States, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Germany, and Canada. Dan is currently working on a book on Heuchera and Tiarella for Timber Press.


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