The Gift

By: Dan Camenga What is a good gift? For me, a great gift is something that represents a feeling with a sense of optimism. Creating a public garden is *one* of the highest forms gift giving. There are literally countless examples of people giving gifts of their time, talent, and treasure to their community (specifically)[…]

The test drive

There’s more to a garden than we might first assume. During a recent visit to Boston, I had the pleasure of participating in some garden “shop talk” with others who have made gardens a part of their professional pursuits. Some of these people work hard to frame the public garden as a system of assets[…]

A Gift of Beauty

My mom, Patricia, has always maintained a beautiful garden behind our house in Buffalo, NY; she tends long beds in which peonies, bee balm, fox gloves, poppies, and herbs grow in a natural mixture. She’s an art conservator: careful about colors and form. She waves her hand in a careless way across the beds and[…]