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For the past 5 decades, travel, academic studies, and work have provided a rewarding context for my love of plants. 
I recently retired as Superintendent of Horticultural Education at New Jersey's Morris County Park Commission where I oversaw programming and interpretation at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum and Bamboo Brook Education Center.


  Currently, I'm enjoying my own garden and spending time with like-minded plant people.  I am a member of the Herb Society of           America, The Council on Horticultural and Botanical Literature, and Garden State Gardens, a consortium of New Jersey's                 public gardens of which I am a Founding Member and past President.   Gardener News Magazine features my bi-monthly column -        The Garden Historian.    

I offer illustrated lectures and hands-on workshops for garden clubs, plant and historic societies, Master Gardeners, and public          garden professionals.  I speak at flower and trade shows, conferences and symposia throughout the tri-state area.

The range of gardening topics offered is wide, but the lens is narrow.   Liberated from socio-economic and geo-political constraints,       we'll be free to think solely about plants - our silent, sentient partners in the green history of the world.  

Connecting people and plants, with science and story