Book cover photograph for Plant-Driven Design: Creating Gardens That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit by Lauren Spring Ogden and Scott Ogden
Several years ago I visited the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek. I was a special guest student at the Perennial Plant Association annual meeting, and got the opportunity to attend workshops and visit numerous private and public gardens. I also got to rub elbows with a host of professional gardening-type folk...a garden books acquisition editor...Becky of Brent and Becky's Bulbs...a curator at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (who told me about how they received their butterfly chrysalis and had to string them upside down)...the editor of Hort Mag. I believe this event, which is also co-sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and Pacific Horticulture, will be that kind of an experience. Great company, inspiring gardens and wonderfully educational!