Gardening and personal changes at Westport Library
Published 6:30 pm, Thursday, March 10, 2011
A veteran gardener talks about changes to her garden -- and herself -- in an April 6 appearance at the Westport Public Library.
In the book, "Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden," writer and designer Page Dickey reviews the 30-year history of her garden, Duck Hill, in North Salem, N.Y. She discusses adapting the garden to accommodate changes she's experienced as a gardener, as well as those she will experience in the years ahead.
The free program is scheduled for noon in the library's McManus Room. Books will be available for purchase and signing afterwards. A portion of the proceeds benefit the library.
Dickey writes that she is now reconsidering many plantings to lessen the physical work required to maintain the garden as she grows older. She also discusses what she believes contributes to a garden's success -- structure, fragrance, light, patterns and textures, and multi-seasonal plants.
An author of seven books, Dickey helped found the Garden Conservancy's Open Gardens Days, in which private gardens open to visitors. She is a frequent lecturer and has written articles for magazines such as House & Garden, House Beautiful and Elle Decor.
For more information, check the library's website, www.westportlibrary.org, or call 203-291-4800.