Gardening, A Love Story: Creating Brush Hill

Quite a tale over many decades of how my “Capability Brown”  husband, Charles Raskob Robinson, was eager to transform the landscape around our pre-revolutionary farmhouse in Washington, Connecticut.  A wreck when we bought it with no garden and I was not a gardener.  It is quite a tale of evolution and creation.

Here is the Cover of My New Book

I am thrilled to have my new book out from the printer and now available.  This is the story of how two of us with different backgrounds and abilities bought a pre-revolutionary farmhouse in Washington CT, then in terrible shape.  Over the decades since we have restored and expanded the house and transformed the landscape …

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My New Book Is Out!!

Thrilled to announce my new book just out from the printers and looking wonderful!  It tells the story of two people with very different backgrounds and abilities managing to create a garden together over many decades.

Fall Color over the Pond

Because of so much rain this season, the Sugar Maples are turning their leaves into dust and brown, having drowned in the rains.  But the the Red Mapels (Acer Rubrum) sometimes call Swamp Maples are brilliantly showing off their colors.  Here is a view of a group at our pond.

Creating Paradise From The Ground Up

A marvelous article about the gardens in Litchfied Magazine with glorious photographs, including the roses in their full glory.

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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