|About the Book|
A post-WW2 baby boomer, my life has taken me from a rural hometown in upstate New York to many areas of the USA as the wife of an itinerant IBMer.My first career was clinical social work, but now, as a professional garden communicator I pen a weekly gardening column, write magazine articles on various aspects of gardening, and maintain a busy garden lecture schedule. I also coach gardening and work in my own 1-acre ornamental garden. Im busy!Last year I was a chapter author in a Woodstock retrospective, Woodstock Revisited. This years book is a garden memoir, Mentors in the Garden of Life, a series of linked stories concerning people and plants and the lessons of horticulture and life Ive learned from them. Each chapter, from the 1950s to present day, profiles a specific plant, person, and lesson.We all have much to share- we are all mentors. My book is meant not only to impart gardening knowledge, but also to limn the importance of passing knowledge on in the fullness of time.