Great Gardeners

My Mother’s Garden

joepye

My mother always seems to have a lot more things blooming in her garden at any given moment than I do. Recently I spent an afternoon gardening with her in northwestern Connecticut, just about 30 miles north of where I …

And the Winner Is…

Dorian Winslow

In last month’s “The Curious Gardener” eNewsletter I challenged my readers to come up with New Year’s Resolutions for gardening in 2012.  I started things off with five of my own and offered to give away Womanswork Rose Gauntlet Gloves …

Wayne Winterrowd

Early last week we received the sad news that Wayne Winterrowd had passed away. He was 68. Wayne shared his deep knowledge and true love of gardening with Horticulture’s readers for more than 20 years, most recently in his column “North Hill Notes.”

The American Rose Society

The American Rose Society is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of the rose. Learn more about their services and activities.

Don Shadow

Shadow is known around the world as one of the most connected of plantsmen and as the most active acquirer of unusual plants. The letters strewn across his desk come from across town and around the globe. People write with pictures of possible introductions.“Send cuttings, send seed,” he responds. They write for advice on what to do with a new plant that’s been discovered in some remote swamp or hollow. “Send cuttings, send seed,” he responds. They write looking for the rarest of the rare and the oddest of the odd. “I’ve got cuttings, I’ve got seed,” he responds…

Ketzel Levine

Some time ago, I went public with my ambivalence about roses. I admitted that this humbling genus pushed all my buttons about conformity, tradition, and settling down (and I’ll bet you thought roses were just high-maintenance plants). Since then, I’ve moved again -another short-term rental -but a rose now climbs over the garden gate celebrating a future other than mine…