Author Archives: Thomas C. Cooper

A GARDENING LIFE: Polly Hill

The fable of great gardeners is that they swallow a nasturtium seed during their first exploration of the backyard and are instantly and forever transformed into hortaholics. In Polly Hill’s case, the seed took far longer to germinate.

Remembering Christopher Lloyd

Among the plants and ideas he championed in Horticulture were a number that have since become staples of the gardening scene: cannas and dahlias, hot colors, see-through plants (like Verbena bonariensis), bold foliage, and of course, the mixed border, the everything-goes style that he epitomized.