Last night we had a good soaking rain which perked up the garden. Many of the mid summer perennials are starting to bloom now along with the annuals I planted. in May. One of my favorite clematis 'Betty Corning' is at peak bloom. This past month has been a busy one in and out of the garden. A few weeks ago I visited two wonderful gardens in upstate New York, hosted a garden tour a week later and finally last Friday went to the North Hill Symposium in Vermont. The Symposium is put on by Wayne Winterrowd and Joe Eck two inspiring garden writers and garden designers. The speakers this year included Thomas C. Cooper from the Boston area and Fergus Garrett of Great Dixter. This symposium is always a great place for meeting fellow gardeners and getting new ideas for one's garden.
I am a garden designer and plant collector living in upstate New York with my wife Kathy. Last year we gave up a twenty year garden and moved to be close to our Grandson. We are starting a new adventure and new gardens. My specialty is shade plants.