For the past 5 decades travel, academic studies, and work have provided a rewarding context for my love of plants. After a long career in museums and botanic gardens around the world I retired from my final post 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 Outdoor 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 Libraries, and Garden State Gardens, a consortium of New Jersey's public gardens of which I am a founding member and past President. My column, The Garden Historian, is featured bi-monthly in Gardener News Magazine.
I offer illustrated lectures and hands-on workshops to garden clubs, plant and historic societies, Master Gardener groups, and libraries - both in person and online.
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