Welcome Sunset Magazine garden editor, Johanna Silver, as she discusses the making of her book, The Bold Dry Garden. Johanna will share her unparalleled access into the life and garden of Ruth Bancroft, the West’s dry gardening pioneer. To make this gorgeous book, Silver spent 2 years working with esteemed photographer, Marion Brenner, and Ruth’s community, including her peerless horticulturalists, children, and friends—and Ruth herself (age 108!)—to weave together the story of this inspirational and fearless plant collector. Copies of The Bold Dry Garden, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016, will be available for sale and for signing.
Johanna Silver is a San Francisco–based writer, editor, and garden designer. She is the garden editor at Sunset Magazine, where she also manages the editorial test garden. Johanna is a regular contributor to Sunset magazines, books, and videos. Her writing earned her a James Beard Award in 2009 for her contributions to the One-Block Diet blog and an ASME award for General Excellence in 2014.
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