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Noanett Garden Club, Dedham, Massachusetts

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, I had the great pleasure of speaking for the Noanett Garden Club in the beautiful town of Dedham, Massachusetts at the Community Center there.  This is an active and impressive Club.  Not only was I the guest speaker, but at the same time they had organized a magnificent exhibit of

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Cambridge Plant and Garden Club Book Talk

On Monday morning, April 7, 2014, I had the great pleasure of speaking to The Cambridge Plant and Garden Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Karen Biemann shown standing with me, welcomed us all to her lovely home.  Special thanks to Janet Plotkin who invited me to speak and who organized a wonderful day, giving me the

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Book Talk for The Hillsboro Club, Florida

I ended my tour of Florida with a final talk at The Hillsboro Club on the East Coast about an hour or so south of my prior talk in Palm Beach.  Over many years, I had heard about the special charms of the Hillsboro Club and indeed, it was every bit as delightful as all

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Society of the Four Arts and the Garden Club of Palm Beach Event

On January 30th, The Society of the Four Arts together with the Garden Club of Palm Beach co-sponsored my book talk in the marvelous, new Dixon Auditorium.  Here I am with Molly Charland, the Director of Education for The Society.  Fortunately for me, it was a rare rainy day so we had a terrific turn

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The Garden Conservancy — Includes Brush Hill Folly

In a recent newsletter of The Garden Conservancy, there are images of the Follies of Gardeners.  I was delighted to see the Folly my husband Charlie designed and built at Brush Hill prominently included in the set of six selected.   Brush Hill Gardens have been opened as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program

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Yale Law Report

I was delighted to see my book mentioned in the Yale Law Report, not usually inclined to mention books on a horticultural topic.   But as I am a graduate of the Yale Law School, they were kind to include me in their list of alumni publications.

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Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Winterthur celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its renowned Antiques Show in Wilmington, Delaware on the weekend of November 10th.  I had been a long time fan of Winterthur’s marvelous gardens, particularly the extensive woodland underplanted with Azaleas and always looking so natural it seems to have just appears even though many skillful gardeners work hard

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