Flower Magazine

MAY-JUN 2019

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I BEGIN MY GARDEN PRESENTATIONS with the personal credo that "it all started with a garden, and we've been trying to re-create it ever since." As referenced in the Joni Mitchell anthem of the '60s, "Woodstock," "We've got to get ourselves back to the garden." As many of you know, my husband is the gardener in the family. I cut and arrange what he grows. I am, however, a passionate observer and lover of gardens. I'm also an awed admirer of those whose métier is to create even more beauty with what Mother Nature provides. There is nothing more refreshing and life- giving to me than to sit and gaze at a gorgeously lush green space flanked by an allée of trees or a simple water feature on a warm summer afternoon. The gardens and garden elements found in these pages will transport and refresh you. There's something to suit almost every taste: the vivid neotraditional sensibility of Panama-born, Miami- based garden designer Fernando Wong; Melissa McGrain, who restored and conserves a historic woodland garden in Pittsford, New York; the lush and varied landscapes of acclaimed Irish plantsman and garden designer Arthur Shackleton; and the wildly popular, historically based composite planters and statuary from Pennoyer Newman that have found homes in all kinds of settings. You are sure to be inspired to get back to the garden, whether it's by donning your own gloves or visiting a historic garden like Dumbarton Oaks, also featured in this issue. PORTRAIT BY BETH HONTZAS. BOOK COVER PHOTO BY TRIA GIOVAN 8 | M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 9 WATERING CAN Get the Flower email newsletter! Sign up at flowermag.com/news Follow us wateringcan@flowermag.com or Letters to the Editor Flower magazine P.O. Box 530645 Birmingham, AL 35253 Please send your comments, triumphs, challenges & questions to: Margot Shaw EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SDG, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Mecox Gardens May 9 SHARON, CONNECTICUT Trade Secrets May 18 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Bevolo June 12 MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Garden District June 14 FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE The Registry July 15 NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND Newport Flower Show June 21 ATLANTA, GEORGIA AmericasMart July 11 book events LIVING FLORAL Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers MARGOT SHAW Editor-in-Chief of Flower magazine Foreword by Charlotte Moss Order your book at f lowermagshop.com 205-970-9775 The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. —GERTRUDE JEKYLL

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