Garden Writers Association GOLD Award
It’s a real kick to win the Gold Award for the best newspaper garden writing in the country. This award means so much to me because it comes from my peers, people who like to get their hands dirty in the good earth. I received it at a dinner at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City, during the association’s 2007 convention. The museum’s gardens surround the graves of famous rodeo bulls and that’s no bull. The winning column “Hope for Renewal” was about a seedling that symbolized the rebirth of a famous copper beech at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, Long Island. You can read the original column HERE.