We envision a resilient world dependent on the thoughtful cultivation of plants

Tender Rhododendrons

Articles: Tender Rhododendrons

Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’. Photograph by Michael Lewis, courtesy Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture

Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd together created one of the country’s finest gardens, North Hill, in southern Vermont. They wrote several books and numerous magazine articles from their experiences creating that garden and, eventually, creating gardens for others. They have long given credit to the influence of the West Coast horticultural scene, its gardens, its nurseries, and, perhaps most of all, its gardeners. In their latest book, Our Life in Gardens, they share some of the stories of their visits to the West Coast, particularly to the San Francisco Bay Area, and of the people they met and the plants they brought home. This is an excerpt from that new book, published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, LLC.

So much of what we’ve grown over the years has been the result of what we have gone to bed with. When our garden was only a hope and a dream, and we were living in a rented house, we ended each day with a thick reference book on some aspect of gardening. We did not look things up or skip abou...

READ THE WHOLE STORY


Join now to access new headline articles, archives back to 1977, and so much more.

Enjoy this article for FREE:

Articles: Calochortophilia: A Californian’s Love Affair with a Genus by Katherine Renz

If you are already a member, please log in using the form below.

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

Social Media

Garden Futurist Podcast

Most Popular

Videos

Topics

Related Posts

Welcome, Greywater, to the Garden

Summer 2022 Oh, summer: delightful warm air, tomatoes swelling on the vine, fragrant blooms on an evening stroll. When it’s warm and rainless, how is

Powered By MemberPress WooCommerce Plus Integration

Your free newsletter starts here!

Don’t want to see this pop-up? Members, log-in here.

Why do we ask for your zip code?

We do our best to make our educational content relevant for where you garden.

Why do we ask for your zip code?

We do our best to make our educational content relevant for where you garden.

The information you provide to Pacific Horticulture is NEVER sold, shared, or rented to others.

Pacific Horticulture generally sends only two newsletters per Month.