inBloom Presenters

Come get your hands dirty alongside some of the most creatively inspiring authors and botanical artisans.


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Bloom Babes

We are Emily and Angie, two best friends (and quite possibly long lost sisters) who share a love for beautiful blooms and design. We both have loved flowers, plants, the sea, and twigs and trees for as long as we can remember. We are ever-inspired by the sea. Our souls drip with salt water and we aim to infuse the ocean’s omnipresent charm into our pieces. We strive to always push the boundaries of traditional floral design and create progressive and unique designs. We specialize in full service floral design for weddings and events, where the inherent beauty in each bloom is important to us.

 

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David Patri

David Patri has been practicing bonsai for over twenty five years and was educated by Masa Furukawa in Portland, Oregon. 


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Debbie Kornberg-The Spice Way

Debbie Kornberg is thrilled to be bringing The Spice Way to North America.  In April 2015, she opened the first store in the Western Hemisphere. Debbie has always had a passion for healthy cooking, her enthusiasm beginning in her grandmother’s kitchen.  As a little girl, she would help her Nana Claire season food with fresh herbs, and at an early age Debbie was introduced to exotic spices when healthy cooking was not as popular as it is today. Her grandmother was ahead of her time and taught her the basics of healthy eating.

From these childhood experiences, Debbie learned how to experiment with new flavors.  Being a busy, full-time working mom, she sought out innovative ways to create meals that were healthy for her family as well as easy and fast to prepare.  The Spice Way is a natural fit offering easy solutions for nutritious meals that are satisfying and taste great.

During the last 20 years, Debbie had working in education and with non-profit organizations.  Helping families has been her career.  Now she is extending her experience by teaching families the value of healthy eating.


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Debra Prinzing

Debra Prinzing is a Seattle-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. She is the author of Slow Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013); The 50 Mile Bouquet: Local, Seasonal and Sustainable Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press, April 2012); Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways (Clarkson-Potter/Random House, 2008), a Garden Writers Association Gold Award book, and The Abundant Garden (2005). 

Debra is a 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 writes for top shelter and consumer publications, including Country Gardens, Sunset, Garden Design, Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Cottages & Bungalows, Metropolitan Home, Landscape Architecture, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Old House Interiors, GRAY and Romantic Homes, among others.


Ellen Zachos

Ellen Zachos is a garden writer and photographer, and lectures at flower shows and for garden clubs around the world. She is the author of seven books including The Wildcrafted Cocktail (May 2017) and Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat. A former Broadway performer (cast of Les Miz), Ellen is a Harvard graduate and earned multiple certificates in horticulture and ethnobotany at the New York Botanic Garden. She taught at the NYBG for many years, and also worked there as Coordinator of the Gardening Department in Continuing Ed, before moving to Santa Fe, NM in the summer of 2016. Ellen was named a Great American Gardener by the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival and wrote the foraging content for About.com. She is a regular contributor to several of the Edible magazines, and a Senior Regional Advisor at Garden Compass, a plant identification app.


Julie Bawden-Davis

Julie Bawden-Davis began developing her green thumb about the same time she started writing. As a child, she filled her home with houseplants and diligently took notes on their progress and growth habits.

Since graduating from California State University, Long Beach in 1985 with a BA in Journalism, Julie has gathered a vast array of garden writing credentials. She is author of several books, including Fairy Gardening: Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden, Indoor Gardening the Organic Way: How to Create a Natural and Sustaining Environment for Your Houseplants, Reader’s Digest Flower Gardening, Houseplants & Indoor Gardening: Decorating Your Home with Houseplants and The Strawberry Story: How to Grow Great Berries in Southern California.

Julie has written well over 2,000 articles for a wide variety of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, The American Gardener, Organic Gardening, Wildflower, HGTV.com, Family Circle, Parents, The Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a gardening columnist with Parade.com, and she is founder and publisher of HealthyHouseplants.com.

Julie is a member of the Garden Writer’s Association of America (GWA) and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). Additionally, she became a University of California Certified Master Gardener in June 1998 and that same year her backyard was certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. She lives, writes, and gardens indoors and out in Southern California.


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California native Nan Sterman is the host, co-producer, and co-writer of A Growing Passion, a television show that celebrates all the ways that San Diego “grows,” from farms and nurseries to backyards and schoolyards, to native habitats and more.

Nan is a garden designer, author, botanist, and award-winning garden communicator. She is dedicated to the transformation of planted landscapes from overly thirsty and resource intensive to climate appropriate and sustainable.  Her efforts combine age-old techniques with modern technologies.


Infinite succulents

Infinite Succulent is all about sharing the succulent love while inspiring others to care for and protect our natural world. Infinite Succulent provides succulent workshops and private parties, custom succulent art and plant styling services.

Infinite Succulent art pieces are currently consigning at The Chopra Center (Omni La Costa) and Swirl Boutique (Encinitas & San Clemente). Most recently, Infinite Succulent was the featured botanical artist for the month of April, at BHLDN, Anthropologie Carlsbad’s bridal boutique.

Rachael Cohen, the creator and owner of Infinite Succulent, is an experienced environmental educator honored to have worked at esteemed institutions such as, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Rachael infuses all of her work with passion, creativity and environmental stewardship.


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rene van rems

Amsterdam, Holland born designer, and Encinitas based flower showman, René van Rems, has been sharing his design expertise all over the world for many years. He has created floral design extravaganzas for weddings, special events and the local San Diego Museum “Art Alive”. René taught floral design at UCSD for 25 years, at The Athenaeum in La Jolla and has a floral design school based in Carlsbad. He has authored two books on floral design and he and his work have been featured in many national magazines and on television. His many national design and presentation awards got him invited to be a judge for the 2015 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.  René’s travels have taken him to Canada, Mexico, China, Thailand, and Europe as an independent floral industry consultant, lecturer and floral design presenter on trends in the décor industry.


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Sharon Lovejoy

Sharon Lovejoy is a lifelong gardener and award winning author of 10 books on gardening and nature. For 13 years, she was a contributing editor of Country Living GARDENER magazine with a regular feature column named "Heart’s Ease" after the herb and garden shop she founded in Cambria, California. Sharon has been a guest on Today on NBC, The Victory Garden on PBS, and innumerable shows on HGTV, the Discovery Channel, and various regional network and cable TV and radio programs around the country. She was twice featured as a Great American Gardener at Epcot Flower & Garden Festivals at Walt Disney World. Sharon is a past president of International Herb Association and currently serves on the Advisory Board of KidsGardening.org.


Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers

Founded in 1923, our multispecialty medical group of more than 500 physicians and 2,800 staff members represent virtually every field of medicine and are dedicated to delivering the extraordinary level of caring called The Sharp Experience, which combines clinical excellence, advanced technology and patient- and family-centered care.


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Equally at home explaining how to garden or imitating Tina Turner, Shirley Bovshow is a garden television host, garden designer, and garden makeover expert. As a break-out talent from the garden world, Shirley brings equal parts expertise and entertainment to everything she does and is known for her visionary style and push-the-envelope thinking. She covers all things gardening, including outdoor living, growing edibles with style, indoor plant design, "Petscaping," original garden art, and small space gardening. But her specialty is teaching while entertaining and making friends with an audience. 

Currently Shirley serves as the garden design expert on Hallmark’s Emmy nominated Home & Family show. She was the designer and Co-Host of Discovery Home Channel’s “Garden Police,” and has appeared regularly on national networks including HGTV, NBC, Style, USA and major print publications. 


Urban Plantations

As the leader in San Diego’s “Urban Farming” movement, we will make your edible gardening dreams come true whether it’s one raised bed of family favorites in your backyard, or a luscious farm at your corporate campus.

As a company, and as individuals, we value integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement, and mutual respect. We are committed to our customers and partners and have a passion for producing edible landscapes in an urban environment. We take on big challenges, and pride ourselves on seeing them through. We hold ourselves accountable to our customers, partners, and employees by honoring our commitments, providing results, and striving for the highest quality.