Here, we see Dan Heims alongside Joe Ward, general manager of Southwood Landscape & Nursery, Director of Horticulture Barry Fugatt, and the bronze statue of Carl Linnaeus, creator of the Linnaeus Teaching Garden.
Dan spoke at the Kansas City Garden Symposium, a bi-yearly horticultural event on February His talk, “Garden Gems,” focused on the latest and most exciting perennials, tropicals and woodies in today’s market.
Co-owner and general manager, Ken Brown, takes a Kodak moment while inspecting one of our gorgeous Heucheras. Our Heuchera varieties are bred from carefully selected forms in North America. No matter your location in the U.S., we have a Heuchera perfect for your hardiness zone.
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Harini Korlipara is our Lab Manager and one of our Plant Breeders. She brings her expertise in cytogenetics to Terra Nova’s breeding program. She creates improved varieties through advanced techniques. Harini earned a M. Phil. and Ph.D in Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding from Nagarjuna University in India. Before coming to Terra Nova, Harini worked as a scientist in the plant tissue culture industry. Additionally, she has published dozens of articles in professional journals.
Well-known horticulture publisher GIE Media, produced a video about Terra Nova Nurseries at this year’s OFA Short Course. Sales representative Larry Finely was interviewed on camera by Kelli Rodda, editor of Nursery Management magazine, about our one-of-a-kind trailing Heucherellas as well as other new plant varieties.
Dan Heims poses for a Kodak moment before his talk at the Kansas City Garden Pre-Symposium, which took place on February 17, 2012 at Brio Tuscan Grill. Our resident plant guru spoke to a group for 70 horticultural movers and shakers about “New Perennials from Around the World.”
Terra Nova Nurseries is owned by Ken and Jody Brown as well as Dan Heims and his wife Lynne Bartenstein. Together, they have caused Terra Nova Nurseries to become one of the world’s top breeders, with the introduction of more than 700 varieties to the global market.
Janet Egger is our traditional plant breeder, trial plant manager, as well as our patent writer and manager. She has a B.S. in Botany and a M.S. in Horticulture from the University of California, Davis, and has been breeding perennials since 1983. Janet has been working at Terra Nova Nurseries since October 2000. Her major crops here include Heuchera and Heucherella.