An article in today’s NYTimes begins: "ONE recent morning, Ruth Bancroft, who turned 100 on Tuesday, was
Then there’s this: "At 87, Mrs. Bancroft continued to work 8 to 10 hours in the garden every day with the assistance of three gardeners."
Aging Boomer gardeners need all the stories like this we can possibly find and this one’s especially good – about Ruth Bancroft and her world-famous 3-acre succulent garden. I just wish the accompanying slide show had more wide shots so we could see the garden, not just the plants. And the garden’s own photo gallery is similarly populated by close-ups. Damn, looks like I’ll just have to go visit myself.
Photo credit: Ruth Bancroft Garden.Posted by Susan Harris on September 4, 2008 at 8:26 am, in the category Unusually Clever People.