On two spectacularly clear days in June, I had the great pleasure of first meeting with a delightful group of supporters of the American Horticultural Society who came together from many states across the country — Texas, Washington State, the Carolinas and more — for a garden tour of Litchfield County. They kindly invited me to give a book talk after dinner on Monday evening at the Interlaken Inn where I was introduced by Holly Shimizu, Interim Executive Director of the AHS. I had met Holly some time ago when she was Executive Director of the American Botanic Garden, a post she held for many years before stepping in to lead the AHS as they searched for a successor. Since I spoke after dinner, I was brief! Twenty minutes. But I gave a hint of my new book to come, with the working title Heroes of Horticulture — now at the publisher and soon out.
As usual, you can see Charlie pouring wine for them, his way of insuring that everyone takes away happy memories of Brush Hill!