In Hindsight

Great Dixter Topiary Lawn, colored pencil, 2008

Great Dixter Topiary Lawn, colored pencil, 2008

The importance of moving forward is always best with a healthy dose of looking back, in hindsight, with the people and places that have helped influence and encourage along the way.   In 2008,  Great Dixter, home of the late Christopher Lloyd,  proved to be a learning experience unlike any other when I was fresh out of horticulture school, becoming an extended family that showed me creative ways to combine plants, see color,  and how to grow some of the best plants possible.  Even though that was  years ago,  the impact and weight of the time spent there is still significant and apparent in the techniques and skills that I use today, as I’m still doing things the ‘Dixter way.  Having been back numerous times, the feeling is always the same as I felt the first dark night I arrived with my bags at the end of the long front walkway, one of deep admiration and respect for the opportunity Great Dixter shares with passionate gardeners.   Friends should always support friends, family, artists,  teachers, and kind and creative minds alike. So, support those around you, whoever they may be…

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Great Dixter Topiary Lawn, 2013

Great Dixter Topiary Lawn, 2013

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