American Horticultural Society Book AwardWinner — 2016 American Horticultural Society Book Award!

Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit

written by Teri Dunn Chace, with photography by Robert Llewellyn (Timber Press)

Seeing Seeds cover

“A powerful book,” says Hassert, that provides a “fresh, enticing look at seeds.” While the lavish photographs show “seeds in all their glory,” says Van Nest, the book also includes “informative discussions that explain the journey that each seed takes.” Cox notes that, “when it comes to the plant world, seeds really are the source of everything. And when we look closely at them like this book does, we can see why and it is thrilling.”

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“Seeing Seeds offers a cornucopia of photographs by Robert Llewellyn…The text, by Teri Dunn Chace, offers fascinating tidbits.” –Dominique Browning


five red stars“An uplifting, fun, totally interesting book filed with some of the most beautiful photos you’ve ever seen. This would be a great book for any nature lover, for anyone at all interested in plants or horticulture…the writing is clear, crisp, and surprisingly, often funny. Informative and beautifully done, Seeing Seeds is a classy book in all regards. Highly recommended!” –Thomas Leo Ogren, author of Allergy-Free Gardening: The Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Landscaping

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About Teri Dunn Chace:

Brier Island, Nova Scotia (there were some beautiful rare wildflowers growing out there!)
Brier Island on the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia
(Some beautiful, rare wildflowers grow out there!)

A writer and an editor with a broad range of expertise and interests, Teri has a taste for exploration and a talent for bringing back stories and information that resonate with insight and wonder—whether she’s examining flowers, pie, or small-town life. She has over 35 books in publication, including the 2016 AHS award-winner Seeing Seeds and two that were named to’s “Best Books of 2013.” She’s also enjoyed a long and fruitful career in magazine publishing, website content/blogging, and direct marketing—her experience and skill in these areas has been an asset for diverse clients. Her vivid catalog copy once won the industry’s highest award.

If a theme runs through her work, it’s attentiveness to details both seen and felt. “Some days I feel like I am grappling with what Melville called ‘the ungraspable phantom of life,’” she says. “And yet this writing life continues to be a rewarding voyage of discovery.”

Read her bio here; view her resume here. View her LinkedIn profile, which includes references, here.

She’s available for presentations based on her books.

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