1. Janet L. Draper, Horticulturist, Smithsonian Institution says, "Just skimmed through your new edition – kudos as always – but did see one glaring oops on the Hydrangea spotlight – Dan Benarcik has never worked at Brookside Gardens ….never worked outside of PA or Delaware. Bio is BS from U of Delaware, then Mt Cuba where we worked together, then think it was Conard-Pyle – where he hated sales -- and then Chanticleer (and QVC now but that is another story) …. No stops at Brookside – Phil Normandy has had that spot for …well… seems like a long time—and deservedly so!"
I agree - Phil should be named "King of Brookside" for life. I'm going to try to track down the plant breeder sources who gave me the Brookside credit information and see if I can figure out how that mistake began. Meanwhile, if Mr. Benarcik is out there online anywhere and reading this, please give us a shout and let us know the straight facts.
2. Loyal reader Sheryl Hovey points out that the Event listing for Patterns in Nature: Photographs by Amy Lamb is a FREE event at the USBG. It is not "$65 at the door."
Yikes! I'm sure Amy would love to command that price (wouldn't we all!), alas that was a typo that crept in the listings as I do them using the 'copy-n-paste' method of HTML coding which as you see is not always the best choice after a long week of travel. This price listing was accidentally swapped with that of the Green Industry Professional Field Day.