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Trade Secrets Sharon CT May 19, 2018

A cold, rainy day for this year’s Trade Secrets Event in Sharon, CT but that didn’t stop the stalwart plant buyers there for early morning plant sales!    I was there to sign my new book and was happy to be signing next to Jane Garmey and Mick Hales, signing their new book, City Green,

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The Garden Club of America Headquarters in NY March 7, 2018

At the invitation of the President, Dede Petri, I gave my first talk about my new book, Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed The Landscape, at the headquarters of The Garden Club of America.  She is shown with me above with Sandra Thomas, Chair of the GCA Audit Committee and Zone VII Director.  That was

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Book Talk for the Mystic Garden Club

On Tuesday morning, November 14th, I was warmly welcomed by Cathy Alsop to the Mystic Garden Club.  Here she is with the President of the Garden Club, Karen Wolfskhel shown with me above.    When Cathy first invited me to speak, I had high hopes that I would have my new book in hand. That

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The Garden Conservancy Fellows Visit Brush Hill

After three days of visiting 14 of the best gardens in Litchfield County, I was sure that by the fourth day the group of Fellows coming to visit Brush Hill would be on garden overload!  But these were a particularly energetic and enthusiastic bunch.  Undaunted by gray skies after their first three beautiful sunny days,

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The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts

On August 17, a glorious, bright day, a delightful and enthusiastic group of members of the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts came to Brush Hill for a garden visit arranged through one of their members, Chris Cotter.  Here we are just as a group in front of one of the garden Tors. It could not

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American Horticultural Society June 26 and 27, 2017

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

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Woodbury, CT June 25, 2017

Mariana Daniels is shown above smiling broadly as the sun broke out, along with me and Judy Harmon,  Diane and other volunteers for the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Woodbury, Connecticut, organized a garden party at Brush Hill as a benefit for their church last year and it was such a success, they asked if

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Wilmington Garden Club Visit June 22, 2017

A delightful group from the Wilmington Garden Club arrived on a beautiful day to be greeted by the Delaware flag flying above our front door. Charlie likes to welcome visitors from other states and countries by flying their flag, and this time it was special, as he grew up on the outskirts of Wilmington and

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