margaret in garden conservancy's newsletter

I WAS HONORED (AND A LITTLE STARTLED!) to see myself on top of the front page of the Garden Conservancy’s April newsletter–where they wrote about our history together and my plans for expanded open houses here in the garden this year.

I’ve been open as part of their Open Days scheme for 15 years (hard to believe) and even before all that am proud to have introduced the Conservancy to what has become a signature project, the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden (which was part of my “beat” when I was garden editor of “Newsday” on Long Island). Later I visited and covered many of their other projects in the pages of “Newsday” and then “Martha Stewart Living.” Read all about it–along with details of extra goodies like plant sales and guest lectures at this year’s open garden days at my place.

And join me in saying a giant thank you to the Conservancy for all they have done for American gardens and gardeners.

  1. Sally Fee says:

    Yes – I saw your face on the letter and said – I know her!
    Keep up your good work Margaret – thank you for that asparagus recipe and the pasrley saving. I have had one too many partial bunches of parsley turn to slime in the refrig.
    FYI – under “related posts” it notes “2010 Events”.

    1. margaret says:

      Hi, Sally. And yes, sorry about the 2012/2012 disconnect. Automated “plug-in’s” that show things like “related posts” work on algorithms that sometimes backfire. :) Hope to see you again soon!

  2. tropaeolum says:

    What I would give to be able to attend Frank Cabot’s memorial at Les Quatre Vents!

    I’ve been working with the Garden Conservancy for 2 1/2 years now and it is a wonderful organization. Sadly, I live too far away from any of the Open Days gardens. One day I hope to bring them to my neck of the woods.

  3. Shira says:

    My long term dream is to have my garden included in the Open Days Program. Only 1.5 years in at this property I still have a LONG way to go!

  4. Jeanne Fortier says:

    Hi Margaret, I have just finished reading your book. I have truly enjoyed it. Being a single woman in my fifties, living in San Francisco. I dream of living in a nice little house surrounded by nature. I truly appreciate your straight-forward book and honesty. But seeing how beautiful it is there is really nice. You have done a beautiful job making a new life for yourself. Thank you for sharing your experience.

    1. margaret says:

      Thanks, Jeanne, for the kind words of encouragement. I was reflecting this week, as I prepare for open garden days and visitors, how even though I can barely walk by the day’s end and my fingernails aren’t looking so good and the budget isn’t exactly balanced all the time (!), I have probably never been happier. I am more suited to living by the rhythms of outdoors than the corporate ones these days, so I feel very fortunate to be here. Nice to “meet” you.

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