Margot Rochester was a mentor and friend to not only me, but also hundreds of gardeners around the country. Her talks were well attended and loved. She traveled nationally to speak about the joy a garden can bring. Her writing was just like her speaking; she was a friend giving advice and admonishment, always with a twinkle in her eye and good humor in her voice.
Margot’s books bring her back to us with her practical gardening tips wrapped up in her witty and droll writing style. She speaks to all gardeners when she says, “Forget the rules and follow your vision…” “Work no harder than absolutely necessary,” both from Earthly Delights: Gardening by the Seasons the Easy Way. Margot left her beloved garden a little over a year ago. She didn’t live to see her second book, Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners, published. Curl up and savor both of these books. Listen to Margot, “Perennials I treasure are considerably more heat-tolerant than the gardener,” and “I abide by that revered gardening maxim: Too much is not nearly enough.”
By Natalie Carmolli, Proven Winners ColorChoice,
Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners
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