From the Editor: Here Comes the Sun
After the winter of 2011 many of us suffered from some serious PTSD—Post Traumatic Snow Disorder. The mere mention of “a chance of flurries” had us running for the aisles of Home Depot, if not the beaches of the Caribbean. But it turns out that Mother Nature does in fact have a conscience, and to make up for the eighty-five inches of snow that she dumped on us, she offered the olive branch of a virtually snowless 2012.
Although this year we’re not exactly driving old man winter out of town on a rail, we are still eager for the rebirth that spring—no matter how mild the winter—represents. To that end, every May we celebrate the season’s arrival with our annual garden issue. And this year we highlight two very special and unique spaces.
Tucked away at the end of a wooded cul-de-sac is the home of Perry and Jim Johnston. Their backyard oasis is a testament to the fact that serious gardeners can indeed live in harmony with the bunnies, deer and birds that some consider enemies to plants, shrubs and vegetables. Here, everyone is welcome. And we could find no better garden to represent the rebirth (not to mention celebrate Mother’s Day) than the one featured on our cover. Nearly twenty-five years ago Mae Wein’s husband, Lawrence, had this garden dedicated to his wife, a lover of all things floral, at the New York Botanical Garden. It was recently reinvigorated by local landscape architect Susan Cohen and Mae’s two daughters, Greenwich residents Dinny Morse and Isabel Malkin. The result is a garden that reflects the trends of today while staying true in style and design to the memory of a beloved mother.
With spring not only comes gardens but garden parties…and galas and luncheons. Be sure to check out our new website for the latest in what’s going on. For five years MofflyMedia.com has been your source for the latest in Fairfield County events, dining and shopping. This month we’re happy to announce the launch of ilovefc.com with a brand new look and even more information on what Fairfield County has to offer. But it’s still easy to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in your own neighborhood with just one click—visit Greenwichmagazine.com for a look at all Greenwich all the time.
There’s no doubt that now’s the time to get out and enjoy the sunshine (be it in the garden or on the party circuit) because let’s face it, you never know what next winter will bring.