Daniel Mount’s love of plants is equaled by his love of words. His writing, inspired by his observations, research and reflections, appear frequently in several west coast publications. He ruminates regularly about his life as a gardener, botanist and farmer in the Pacific Northwest and his travels near and far on his blog Daniel Mount—GARDENS. He is also a member of the Garden Writers Association, which awarded him a Silver Award of Merit in 2012 for his short essay on pumpkins.
“The Story of Plants”, Daniel’s quarterly column, appears in the Northwest Horticultural Society’s Garden Notes. In it he shares his findings about the relationship between popular garden plants and human culture past and present.
He writes regularly for the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin, and is a member of its editorial board. His articles highlight the history and collections of selected arboreta through out the United States and abroad.
He writes inspirational and historical pieces for Pacific Horticulture, the quarterly of the Pacific Horticulture Society.
His article on Arborvitae appeared in The American Gardener, the magazine of the American Horticultural Society.