“A garden that is not worth a little trouble
is not worth anything”
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Wayne Winterrowd this past fall, his gardens have always been inspirational to me. The first book I ever read about the Gardens at North Hill was Living Seasonally: The Kitchen Garden and the Table at North Hill. It was the book that got me thinking about living a more seasonal life. Savoring things, especially foods, in their season when they’re at their best. This book is out of print, and I wish I had purchased a copy back when I could get one. I’ll keep my eyes peeled at used books stores for it as I’d love to add it to my bookshelf.
photo courtesy of Cheryl Pedemonti a Flickr friend
I’ve been wanting to visit the garden at North Hill ever since I read the first book by Wayne and his partner Joe, but I have yet to make the journey. I was really hoping to attend their kitchen garden symposium this summer, but sadly I’m busy that weekend. Now that the gardens are going to be open to the public on the weekends, I may have to make a trip up there during one of my free weekends this summer.
Who’s been inspirational to you in your gardening career? Is there one book, person or event that you can pinpoint as having a big influence on your life?Filed under Miscellaneous | Comments (12)