I live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (mid-Zone 6 to lower Zone 7, depending on whose map you use) and garden on four acres: about three acres of managed meadow and one acre of intensively planted garden and open shrubbery areas. This garden is entering its 20th year in 2021. Please note that Hayefield is a private garden and not open for public tours, and that I cannot do speaking engagements, either in person or by video.
I’ve had a lifelong love of plants, but it didn’t develop into a full-blown obsession until my late teens. I earned a B.S. degree in Agronomy and Environmental Science from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, spending the summers working as a gardener on various estates in the Philadelphia area. I then worked at Rodale Press Garden Books as a Senior Associate Editor before leaving for a career as a freelance garden-book writer, editor, and photographer.
My writing and photography have appeared in a number of national gardening magazines, including Fine Gardening, Garden Gate, Horticulture, and The American Gardener. The covers of the April 2018 issue of Garden Gate, September/October 2018 issue of The American Gardener, and August 2019 issue of Fine Gardening have featured my photographs from my own garden.
I was thrilled to write and provide photography for a feature article about Hayefield in the October 2018 issue of Garden Gate magazine. (The first spread is below.)
I currently hold a Seed Dealer License in Pennsylvania and sell seeds from my garden and meadow areas here in the Hayefield seed shop.
Below are links to some of the books I’ve written. If you have any questions about them, feel free to contact me. (Please be aware that, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying Amazon purchases.)
Photo at top by Rob Cardillo.