After weeks of garden prep the day finally came. I spent five hours answering questions and comparing ideas with fellow gardeners. The crowd was a nice mix of novice gardeners and serious plant collectors. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet new gardeners hear about their own gardens. The Japanese stewartia started blooming earlier this year which was perfect timing for the garden tour. The stewartia is my favorite tree for the garden with its year around interest. Many of the potted arisaemas were also in flower on the terrace which attracted a great deal of interest. With great weather and a nice crowd the tour was a great success for the museum.
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.