what I’ve done for love (of plants and gardens), confession #2

I’ve become an absolute whore when it comes to garden shows, workshops, Garden Conservancy Open Days, symposia….anywhere in the country and twice to Chelsea. I took design jobs I hated just to pay for my trips. I call it my mad money and yes, I am pretty goofy.

Once upon a time, when I belonged to APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers) I was first in line for a seat on the bus for a tour of Oehme and Van Sweden gardens in DC and Maryland. Upon meeting James van Sweden and Wolfgang Oehme, I proudly proclaimed I felt as if I had just seen Elvis.