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Federal Twist in Sept./Oct. issue of Horticulture

September 15, 2014

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Tovah Martin wrote a superb on-point article on my garden for the September/October issue of Horticulture magazine. Rob Cardillo took great photos. You can read Tovah’s words in the most recent issue of Horticulture (I’m not so sure you can easily read her text in the scans in this post). Rob’s photos were extraordinary, but printing on less than stellar stock and then scanning the paper copies brings them down several notches. But you get the idea. Click on the images to enlarge them.








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Paul W September 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Congrats, James! A very nice article indeed. So nice that I’m surprised it was in Horticulture! I gave up on them a few years ago and haven’t picked up an issue since. Maybe they’re turning a corner 🙂 If so, it would be most welcome.


James Golden September 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Thanks, Paul. I think you’ll like Ed Bowen’s article on sanguisorbas in this issue, as well as some other pieces. And Dan Hinkley’s piece on Darrell Probst.


Michael B. Gordon September 15, 2014 at 5:31 pm

I agree. Very nice article by a very gifted writer and talented photographer. You may get more visitors than expected next month!


James Golden September 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Thanks, Michael. Two of the best–Tovah Martin and Rob Cardillo. Actually, I’ve never met Rob. He visited to shoot the garden while we were in North Carolina.


Anne Wareham September 16, 2014 at 4:38 am

Brilliant. Xxx


James Golden September 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Thanks, Anne. If I come to visit Veddw, is July or September preferable?


Lisa - Ontario September 16, 2014 at 8:06 am

A great garden photographer and actual garden writer makes for a great article. I am a big fan of Rob Cardillo’s work.


James Golden September 16, 2014 at 8:36 pm

How right, Lisa. I am too.


Desert Dweller / David C. September 16, 2014 at 9:36 am

Thanks for sharing this and the scans, until I can find this magazine issue, somewhere!

Great summary of what I’ve been enjoying evolve since I first found this blog. Nice meeting of nature and humankind, wild and controlled, pattern and random. Your eastern forest trees always near, are to be envied as a backdrop and such a context!


James Golden September 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm

David, you’re right on point with “wild and controlled, pattern and random.” Since those huge white pines fell in Hurricane Sandy, the forest has opened up and is much more part of the garden.


Les September 30, 2014 at 6:45 pm

What a well deserved honor, congratulations! When you started gardening here, did you ever think it would lead to an article in “Horticulture”?

I will be headed your way in a couple of weeks to attend the Perennial Plant Conference, and bringing my parents up with me at the same time for a visit to my brother’s. I am hoping to talk them into seeing your garden the next day during Open Garden Days.


James Golden September 30, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Les, hope you can make it. I hear some others from the Perennial Plant conference will be coming.


Ofelia October 23, 2014 at 3:53 am

Congratulations and thank you for sharing the articles! Your garden’s star keeps on rising and you definitely deserve all the attention. Keep on inspiring us and I hope that one day, my garden in Belgium will look as complete and well-thought of as yours.


James Golden December 24, 2014 at 11:45 am

Thank you, Ofelia. What a lovely name…


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