My father was a compulsive tree planter, but it was my mother who taught me the finer points of gardening.
Her homeschooling was followed by two years in the New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture, and then ten years as horticulturist at an Olmsted Brothers designed estate on the Hudson River Palisades.
I’ve worked as a horticultural journalist for 30 years, contributing to publications ranging from Martha Stewart Living to the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society and The New York Times. My most recent book is Essential Perennials, a guide to the best contemporary perennial flowers co-authored with Ruth Rogers Clausen and published by Timber Press. I’m currently working on a book about ecological gardening with Larry Weaner.
My special enthusiasms include sustainable gardening, especially sustainable lawns; heirloom chicken breeds; and recreating vintage New England hard ciders.
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