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Shameless self promotion and upcoming events:

-2/1/17  Many thanks to Taylor Johnston for mentioning Salvia glabrescens ‘Autumn Equinox’ in Garden Design Magazine


– 1/1/17 Someone take that thesaurus away!  Thanks to Gardens Illustrated for humoring my prolix proclivities and plant- pick.


-11/1/16 Another successful overseas plant/nursery/garden foray.  Shopping like an American: 8 days, 6 countries, and 103 plants safety back through USDA.  Whew!


-Honored to be joining Margaret Roach, Gordon Hayward, and Bob Solberg at the first Massachusett’s Master Gardner symposium this coming October.


-3/5/16 Looking forward to a joint Sakonnet Garden/Opus day, with two lectures, first for BNARGS and then the Berkshire Botanic Garden


-10/8/15 Many thanks to Blithewold for having me as part of their newly re-formatted gardener’s day


-9/16/15 Thrilled to return to the MA Master Gardener fold, with a lecture at Elm Bank.


– 8/1/15  Thanks to the Berkshire NARGS Chapter for allowing me to drone on, and for letting me peddle my wares!


-6/1/15 Especially flattering to get name-checked in over-seas publications,  as in this month’s RHS mag The Garden and by Helen Dillon!


– 5/22/15 Our booth at Trade Secrets made Martha Stewart’s blog! : http://www.themarthablog.com/2015/05/my-annual-visit-to-trade-secrets.html


-2/1/15  Thanks to Garden Design Magazine for including four of my pics in their “51 Hottest of the Hot Plants” for 2015 in this month’s issue!


-Honored to be asked to give one of the talks at this coming year’s Wave Hill Winter Lecture series


-10/24/14  Short presentation to the Eastern Regional I.P.P.S. at the NYBG “Looking to Ubiquity in Search of Difference: Uncommon results from three common genera .”


– 10/10/14 No shipping fiascoes involved with this year’s UK plant junket!  Goodies from Hans Kramer, Cotswold Garden Flowers, and Crug Farm, amongst others.  As always, I’m indebted to Fergus Garrett and Great Dixter.


– Back to writing after a paternal leave-taking, with a piece on Sanguisorba in the September/October issue of Horticulture Magazine


-Honored to be asked to speak at the fourth Garden Study Weekend at Hollister House Garden in Washington, CT , September 6-7.  It’s a joint program with The Garden Conservancy, and features Dan Hinkley, Margie Ruddick, and Darrell Morrison


-Many thanks to Tovah Martin for her kind profile/interview in the beautifully re-formatted Garden Design Magazine


PRATTLING ON: Ed will be speaking at the Upstate New York Hosta Society meeting February 16, the Potomac Valley NARGS Chapter at the National Arboretum on February 22, the MAD Gardeners’ Symposium in Falls Village, CT on March 1, the CT Master Gardener’s Symposium on March 15, and the NE NARGS Chapter on March 29.


– 11/1/13  Dan Hinkley has a far- too- kind profile of Ed in this month’s Horticulture.


-10/10/13 Back from a semi-successful U.K. plant junket. It would have been much more successful if the U.S. Post Office hadn’t delivered a box bound for inspection at the U.S.D.A. station in NY to the U.S.D.A. station in Seattle [?????}, adding days to the journey and causing casualties to some of the plant contents.  The ultimate indignity was that they then refused to deliver the box back to the East Coast, post-inspection, because it weighed more than 1 pound!!!  Always an adventure.  Always nice to see friends abroad and have a bit of plant chat, with a special thanks in order to Great Dixter, whose kindness, as an institution and to a person, is immeasurable.  Good things to come in future years from Coen Jansen, Marina Christopher, Cotswold Garden Flowers and others.


-1/22/13 Ed will be one of the speakers at the 18th annual North Hill Smposium in Vermont on June 29.

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– 1/1/13 Ed will be giving the annual Joanne Walkovic Memorial Lecture to the Scott Arboretum and Mid -Atlantic Hardy Plant Society at Swarthmore on January 20.

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-7/1/12 Dan Hinkley has us blushing from his endorsement of our Eucomis ‘Rhode Island Red’ in this month’s Horticulture Magazine.

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– 6/1/12 Helen Dillon has again name-dropped us in Gardens Illustrated, this time in a wonderful profile she has written about John Gwynne and Mikel Folcarelli’s fantastic Sakonnet garden.

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1/11/12  Helen Dillon has kindly given us a shout- out in this month’s Gardens Illustrated. Thanks, Helen!

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1/1/12  Ed will be lecturing at the Berkshire Botanic Garden on March 10.

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12/1/11 Ed will be lecturing to the Connecticut Hardy Plant Society on  December 14.