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Dr. David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth

Writers, photographers and co-authors, What’s Wrong with My Houseplant?

Wherever they have lived — the desert southwest of New Mexico, the steamy tropics of Hawaii, or the cool maritime Pacific Northwest — Kathryn and David have made gardens, taken pictures, and written stories of their adventures with plants. Together they have written the award winning and best-selling books by Timber Press: What’s Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It); What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?; What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?; and What’s Wrong With My Houseplant?, to be released by Timber Press in February, 2016. They also wrote Chapter One, Sustainable Solutions, in The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening (Timber Press, 2011). Kathryn and David owned an orchid nursery and tissue culture laboratory, and were orchid breeders in Hawaii. They were also judges with both the American and Honolulu Orchid Societies. They have appeared on numerous radio programs of such popular hosts as Ciscoe Morris, Ken Druse, Nikki Jabbour, and Daryl Pulis, to name just a few. And they wrote the very popular Plant Portrait series of articles for Northwest Magazine. Their first book, What’s Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) won the 2010 Silver Award for Technical Writing from the Garden Writers Association Media Awards.


The Best Houseplants Ever!

Why does that sweet little miniature rose languish and die within weeks, while the African violet lives for years on the same windowsill? Some plants are pre-adapted to live in our homes — but which ones? Even better, some plants are able to purify the air by absorbing toxic fumes. Discover the best houseplants, why these plants are more certain to be successful, and light, temperature, water, and potting media information for each plant.

Friday, Feb 19 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow