Nessie Is Restored!

A garden group was visiting and noticed that Nessie had been be-headed!  Fortunately, we found her head and she is now swimming happily again but now has new “eyes” to be sure she can watch out for future danger!  Even the jumping frogs got eyes.

My Wall St. Journal Book Review April 9-10, 2022

This year I was asked to review a single book for the Wall Street Journal’s Spring Review Issue for the weekend edition April 9-10, 2022 on Catie Marron’s book Becoming A Gardener: What Reading andDigging Taught Me About Living. You can read the review by clicking here Scan 8.jpeg-pdf

St. Patrick’s Day Talk for Sharon Woman’s Club

On a day of Irish misty weather, I was delighted to give a talk about my book  Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape to the members of the Sharon’s Woman’s Club.   Janet Accardo began inviting me to speak in 2019 for a date in 2020 before the world shut down.  Finally, March …

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Book Talk in Boca Grande Florida Community Center

I had a lovely live audience, the first time speaking face to face in almost two years, on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at The Boca Grande Community Center.  It was a lovely day after a stretch of cold, windy, cloudy days so I was grateful for the large audience that chose to come indoors to …

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My Spring Garden Book Review Column –Wall St. Journal

I was honored to be asked to write the Spring Garden Book Review for the fourth year in a row by the Wall Street Journal, thanks to Christopher Carduff, the WSJ Book Editor.  It appeared in the weekend edition Review section April 10-11, 2021.  I am now trying to finish writing my own third book …

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My Debut Book Talk on Zoom April 14, 2021

Even though it is still very cold with ferocious winds today, March 19, tomorrow is the first day of Spring and it is supposed to be warming up.  Nothing in the garden but a few snowdrops and the first snow crocus with plenty of snow and ice still on the ground.  But indoors this striking …

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Winter Lingers On

Deep snow surrounds our house and has buried the garden in a thick winter blanket.  The only color appears in Charlie’s painted structures or on the red Christmas bow on Georgina.  We have been here without any travel since March 6, 2020, now almost a full year.  All my book talks have been cancelled of …

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My Gardening Book Review in the Wall Street Journal April 18-19, 2020

I was honored to be asked again to write the annual round up review of new garden books by Christopher Carduff, books editor of the Wall Street Journal and thrilled to see in come into print this past weekend in the separate weekend review section.  If you open the link I hope you can read …

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Scheduled Book Talks Cancelled in March and April

We were lucky to be in Florida on Boca Grande for a peaceful time during the month of February and returned home to open the door to this indoor vision of sunshine in our Ct. kitchen — the Clivia in full bloom back lit by the setting sun.  Glorious welcome back. And then the Covid …

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