From the Editor: Snowed In
The winter of 2014 will not be remembered fondly. Storm after storm dumped snow, ice and slush on our winter-weary selves. As of this writing, the Greenwich magazine offices are closed yet again, thanks to an unwelcomed visit from Mother Nature that delivered an additional six inches of snow. And with the forecast calling for another “major event,” relief is apparently nowhere in sight. I think that silly groundhog may have been right.
However, there’s one thing about winter that is wonderful—it always ends. Soon those persistent little green shoots will pop through the snow and before we know it, it’ll be the ice in our drinks, not on our driveways, that we’re focused on.
To help you make it through to that fateful day, in these pages we transport you to the gardens of Jane Dunn. Here, everywhere you look there is something to take in—the manicured croquet lawn, historic orchard, antique urns, cascading fountains and waterfalls…oh, and the flowers. Boy, are there flowers. In fact, the word “flowers” seems an inadequate representation of what you will see here. It is sheer artistry. Color brilliantly bursts forth and delicate surprises can be found around every corner. It becomes easy to see why Jane refers to her garden as a symphony, with every element offering a distinct tune.
It’s not just the grandeur that makes this property so special; it’s the stories behind it all that warm the heart. Jane, a devoted member of the Greenwich Garden Club, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, has an anecdote for every aspect of her flowering world. We know you will love hearing them.
And such is life in the publishing world that we are already planning our 2015 landscape issue. If you have a special garden that we should know about, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some shoveling to do. I want to make it easier for those green shoots.